Hot new reads: Five that provide winter sizzle

NON-FICTION: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann; Doubleday, $27.50.

What it’s about: Col. Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925 while looking for a mysterious ancient civilization in the Amazon.

Why it’s hot: Brad Pitt. He’s awaiting the first draft of the film script and thinking of playing Fawcett in the movie.

A taste: Fawcett “was believed to have such unrivaled powers of endurance that a few colleagues even claimed he was immune to death.”