Books for Your TBR Piles

Extra Attention

Meg Wolitzer follows up her bestselling novel The Interestings with The Female Persuasion (Riverhead Books, 4/3), an incisive, well-drawn portrait of the generational differences of feminism, and the complicated relationships between mentors and protegees.

Leslie Jamison moves from essays in the celebrated collection The Empathy Exams to an unflinching look at addiction, others and her own, in The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (Little, Brown and Company, 4/3).

Pulitzer-Prize winner Gregory Pardlo tells the story of his own life in Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (Knopf, 4/10).

Spotlight: Young Adult

This month we spotlight a dozen key young adult titles, including:

• Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes (Simon Pulse, 4/3)

• Matthew Boren, Folded Notes from High School (Razorbill, 4/3)

• Amelia Brunskill, The Window (Delacorte Press, 4/3)

• Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 4/10)

• Melissa de la Cruz, Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 4/17) – The follow-up to bestselling Alex & Eliza.

• Amy Fellner Dominy, The Fall of Grace (Delacorte, 4/10)

• Kelly Loy Gilbert, Picture Us In The Light (Disney-Hyperion, 4/10)

• Claudia Gray, Defy the Worlds (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 4/3)

• Margaret Peterson Haddix, The Summer of Broken Things (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 4/10)

• Jason Reynolds, For Every One (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 4/10)

• Suzanne Young, The Complication (Simon Pulse, 4/24)

Literary Favorites and Emerging Talents

Among titles sure to attract attention are:

• Jonathan Evison, Lawn Boy (Algonquin Books, 4/3)

• Richard Flanagan, First Person (Knopf, 4/3)

• Charles Frazier, Varina (Ecco, 4/3)

• Elisabeth Hyde, Go Ask Fannie (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 4/10)

• Tom McAllister, How to Be Safe (Liveright, 4/3)

• Madeline Miller, Circe (Little, Brown and Company, 4/10)

• Mary Morris, Gateway to the Moon (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Books, 4/10)

• Chris Offutt, Country Dark (Grove Press, 4/10)*

• Richard Powers, The Overstory (W. W. Norton & Company, 4/3)

Debut Fiction

Among the new writers with the most anticipated first works of fiction in the early part of April:

• Luke Allnut, We Own the Sky (Park Row, 4/3)*

• Elaine Castillo, America Is Not the Heart (Viking, 4/3)

• DeSales Harrison, The Waters & the Wild (Random House, 4/3)

• Julia Whicker, Wonderblood (St. Martin’s Press, 4/3)

Commercial Fiction

The big names with new books out in the first half of the month include:

• Mary Higgins Clark, I’ve Got My Eyes on You (Simon & Schuster, 4/3)

• Jeffery Deaver, The Cutting Edge (Grand Central Publishing, 4/10)

• Philip Kerr, Greeks Bearing Gifts (Marian Wood Books/Putnam, 4/3)

• Olivia Kiernan, Too Close to Breathe (Dutton, 4/3)

• Josh Malerman, Unbury Carol (Del Rey, 4/10)

• Frances Mayes, Women in Sunlight (Crown, 4/3)

• Derek B. Miller, American by Day (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 4/3)

• Jo Nesbo, Macbeth (Hogarth, 4/10)

• Lisa Scottoline, After Anna (St. Martin’s Press, 4/10)

• J.R. Ward, The Thief (Ballantine, 4/10)


Prominent and notable authors with new nonfiction releases:

• Madeline Albright, Fascism (Harper, 4/10)

• Mohammed Al Samawi, The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America (William Morrow, 4/10)*

• Michael Benson, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece (Simon & Schuster, 4/3)

• Eugenia Bone, Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You (Rodale, 4/3)*

• Michelle Dean, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion (Grove Press, 4/10)

• Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer (Twelve, 4/10)

• John Lewis Gaddis, On Grand Strategy (Penguin Press, 4/3)

• Lauren Graham, In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It (Ballantine, 4/3)

• Benjamin Carter Hett, The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic (Henry Holt and Co., 4/3)

• Yunte Huang, Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History (Liveright, 4/3)

• Robert Kurson, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon (Random House, 4/3)

• Barbara K. Lipska, Elaine McArdle, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery (HMH, 4/3)*

• Eileen McNamara, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster, 4/3)

• Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century, Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured The World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord (Crown, 4/3)

• Lorrie Moore, See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism & Commentary (Knopf, 4/3)

• Meaghan O’Connell, And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready (Little, Brown and Company, 4/10)

• Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Press, 4/10)

• Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (Tim Duggan Books, 4/3)

• Sheila Tate, Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan (Crown Forum, 4/3)

• William T. Vollmann, No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (Viking, 4/10)