Christine Mangan’s debut suspense novel Tangerine (Ecco, 3/27) carries the flavor of vintage 1950s crime fiction by the likes of Patricia Highsmith.
Kidnapping victim and advocacy expert Elizabeth Smart follows up her 2013 memoir with Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up (St. Martin’s, 3/27).
And Anna Quindlen returns with her novel Alternate Side (Random House, 3/20).
Each month we spotlight key small press titles, including:
• Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, ed. Go Home! (The Feminist Press, 3/13) – An anthology with a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen.
• Martha Collins, Night Unto Night (Milkweed, 3/13)
• Julian Hebert, Tomb Song (Graywolf, 3/6)
• Michelle de Kretser, The Life to Come (Catapult, 3/1)
• Dunya Mikhail, The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq (New Directions, 3/27)
• Domenico Starnone, Trick (Europa Editions, 3/6) – Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri.
• Curtis White, Lacking Character (Melville House, 3/13)
Among titles sure to attract attention this month are:
• Paolo Cognetti, The Eight Mountains (Atria Books, 3/20)
• Tom Rachman, The Italian Teacher (Viking, 3/20)
• Michael Farris Smith, The Fighter(Little, Brown and Company, 3/20)
• Leah Stewart, What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 3/27)
• Tatyana Tolstaya, Aetherial Worlds: Stories (Knopf, 3/20)
• John Edgar Wideman, American Histories: Stories (Scribner, 3/20)
New voices making their first appearances include:
• Jamey Bradbury, The Wild Inside (William Morrow, 3/20)
• Jane Delury, The Balcony (Little, Brown and Company, 3/27)
• Tadzio Koelb, Trenton Makes (Doubleday, 3/20)
Some of the big names and talents launching new books in the second half of March:
• Steve Berry, The Bishop’s Pawn (Minotaur Books, 3/20)
• C.J. Box, The Disappeared (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 3/27)
• Lisa Genova, Every Note Played (Gallery/Scout Press, 3/20)
• Elizabeth George, The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel (Viking, 3/20)
• Rebecca Harrington, Sociable (Doubleday, 3/27)
• J.A. Jance, Duel to the Death (Touchstone, 3/20) – The 13th Ali Reynolds mystery.
• Joe R. Lansdale,Jackrabbit Smile (Mulholland Books, 3/27)
• Ariel Lawhon, I Was Anastasia (Doubleday, 3/27)
• Donna Leon, The Temptation of Forgiveness (Atlantic Monthly Press, 3/20)
• Sarah Sparrow, A Guide for Murdered Children (Blue Rider Press, 3/20)
• Jessica Strawser, Not That I Could Tell (St. Martin’s Press, 3/27)
• Jacqueline Winspear, To Die But Once (Harper, 3/27) – The 14th Maisie Dobbs title.
Prominent and notable authors with new nonfiction releases:
• John Butman and Simon Targett, New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England’s Merchant Adventurers (Little, Brown and Company, 3/20)
• T.J. English, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld (William Morrow 3/20)
• Robert Gottlieb, Near-Death Experiences: Essays (FSG, 3/20)
• Lauren Hilgers, Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown (Crown, 3/20)
• William I. Hitchcock, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (Simon & Schuster, 3/20)
• Alan Lightman, Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine (Pantheon, 3/27) – From the author of Einstein’s Dreams, a meditation on religion and science.
• Nell Scovell, Just the Funny Parts…And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into The Hollywood Boys’ Club (Dey Street, 3/20)
• Anya Yurchyshyn, My Dead Parents: A Memoir (Crown, 3/27)
• Steven Zipperstein, Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History (Liveright, 3/27)