FRESH OFF THE PRESS: MARCH 2020

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Spring is near! Whether you are hibernating at home waiting for warm weather, or escaping to a warmer climate–you probably need a good book or two. This month is chalk-full of highly anticipated, knock-your-socks-off releases that you don’t want to miss. 

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You Are Not Alone

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by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
St. Martin’s Press
March 3, 2020
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A Guilty-Pleasure Thriller:  From the authors of The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl is another page-turning psychological thriller. With a mysterious cast of characters—some cunning and others susceptible—you won’t believe what this bestselling duo dreamed up this time.


Anna K: A Love Story

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by Jenny Lee
Flatiron Books
March 3, 2020
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A Romantic Retelling: Geared toward young-adults and set among Manhattan’s super-elite, this modern day retelling of the Russian classic Anna Karenina hones in on racism, privilege, and, true to the title, love. Staying true to Tolstoy with themes of scandal and infidelity, Lee’s version is a bit more Gossip Girl with exorbitant wealth, expensive drugs, horrible parenting, and wild parties.


Deacon King Kong

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by James McBride
Riverhead Books
March 3, 2020
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Historical Humor: National Book Award winning author James McBride brings readers on a witty, tumultuous ride to 1960’s New York City. A priest murders a drug dealer, and this insightful story is about the aftermath that the witnesses face. With an emotional pull like no other and a masterful storyteller, everyone will be talking about Deacon King Kong.


Eight Perfect Murders

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by Peter Swanson
William Morrow
March 3, 2020
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A Clever Killer: A psychological suspense story about a Bostonian bookseller who finds himself amidst an FBI investigation. Years ago, Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of fiction’s best unsolvable murders. Now detectives are knocking on his door seeking information about a series of eerily similar killings that are far from fictitious.


These Ghosts Are Family

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by Maisy Card
Simon Schuster
March 3, 2020
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Contemporary & Cultural: This highly anticipated family saga takes readers on an engrossing journey, from Jamaica to Harlem, through multiple generations. With dramatic themes of slavery, migration, regret, individuality, and deceit, this book is sure to be a best seller.


The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

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by Josie Silver
Ballantine Books
March 3, 2020
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Compulsive Chick-Lit: The Goodreads rating says it all. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a necessary addition to the list as the beach-read tragic love story. Need I say more?


A Spy With Scruples

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by Gary Dickson
River Grove Books
March 3, 2020
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Blackmail in Berlin: “An American student and a socialite countess found love during the golden years of 1960’s Europe, but can they survive the war?” —Smith Publicity


A Good Neighborhood

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by Therese Anne Fowler
St. Martin’s Press
March 10, 2020
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Your Next Book Club Pick: For fans of Little Fires Everywhere, a guaranteed book club worthy selection. Told from multiple viewpoints, A Good Neighborhood magnifies a modern day North Carolinian community. Fowler urges readers to question what it means to be a good neighbor while examining the influence of nurture v. nature. 


Harley in the Sky

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by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Ink Road
March 10, 2020
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Coming-of-Age: From the critically acclaimed author of Starfish is another riveting contemporary young adult story with impressive writing and, not to mention, stunning cover art. Harley in the Sky revolves around a multiracial teen who wants to risk it all to follow her dreams and join the circus.


The Boy from the Woods

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by Harlan Coben
Grand Central Publishing
March 17, 2020
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Crime Fiction: I am particularly obsessed with this cover. “In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.” —Goodreads


Break Your Glass Slippers

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by Amanda Lovelace
Andrews McMeel Publishing
March 17, 2020
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For My Friend Marissa: She is going to be so excited for a new Lovelace collection of poetry.


The City We Became

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by N.K. Jemisin
Orbit
March 24, 2020
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An Urban Fantasy: This soon to be bestseller is dark and unique. This beautifully composed homage to New York City will push the boundaries of the fantasy genre and your imagination. A must-read!


Wow, No Thank You.

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by Samantha Irby
Vintage
March 31, 2020
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Edgy Essays: “A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby about aging, marriage, settling down with step-children in white, small-town America, health food and skincare obsessions, money trouble, the real story of glamorous Hollywood life and more.” —Vintage

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