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What New Book Should You Read This Spring?

Spring into reading a new book.

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What New Book Should You Read This Spring?

You got: I Refuse by Per Petterson

I Refuse is the highly anticipated new book from internationally acclaimed novelist Per Petterson, and the perfect read to transition from winter to spring. I Refuse follows the story of two men who grew up together before growing apart after an incident on a frozen lake, and their accidental encounter almost four decades later. Publication date: April 7, 2015

I Refuse by Per Petterson
Graywolf Press
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You got: The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell

Carola Dibbell’s The Only Ones introduces a post-pandemic world where a woman immune to the disease, Inez, makes her living as a test subject. When a mother backs out on experimental genetic research, Inez is left responsible for her baby girl, who is a scientific breakthrough, and must protect her from both religious fanatics and the authorities. Tender and heartbreaking, The Only Ones will make you appreciate the world outside coming into bloom. Publication date: March 17, 2015

The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell
Two Dollar Radio
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You got: The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle

New York Times-best-selling author T.C. Boyle explores the volatile relationships between an aging veteran, his unstable son, and the son’s much older lover in The Harder They Come. Opening in modern-day northern California, The Harder They Come follows Adam, the son, as he becomes increasingly mentally unstable, and moves as quickly as the spring breeze. Publication date: March 31, 2015

The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Ecco
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You got: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty’s The Sellout is a sharp, satirical novel as biting as the crisp air outside, that challenges the foundation of the United States Constitution, urban life, and the civil rights movement. The Sellout follows the isolated childhood of a man born on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court after his father’s death. Publication date: March 3, 2015

The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy’s The Dead Lands is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a world devastated by both a super flu and nuclear fallout, where only a few humans remain in outposts like the Sanctuary, a community in what used to be St. Louis. When a rider arrives from beyond the Sanctuary’s walls reporting of a thriving civilization to the west, a small group secretly sets out to find it and must fight to escape the Sanctuary. A reimagining of Lewis and Clark, The Dead Lands will rejuvenate you this spring. Publication date: April 14, 2015

The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy
Grand Central Publishing
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You got: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant is the first novel in almost a decade from Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. The story of a couple who embarks on a journey in historical, war-ravaged Britain to find a son they have not seen in years, The Buried Giant is a rumination on love, memory, war, and revenge that will be the perfect accompaniment to the changing of the seasons. Publication date: March 3, 2015

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Knopf
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You got: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life is an epic novel about brotherly love and friendship in the 21st century. The story of four classmates who move to New York after college, A Little Life is an examination of memory, human endurance, and heartbreak, that will leave you gasping for the cool, spring air. Publication date: March 10, 2015

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Doubleday
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You got: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

James Hannaham’s Delicious Foods follows 11-year-old Eddie and his mother Darlene after she is lured to and imprisoned on a remote farm by a shady company named Delicious Foods. Shattered by her husband’s sudden death, Darlene becomes addicted to drugs and is forced to work in the fields to pay for the steady supply provided to her, all the while desperately seeking to reunite with her son. Powerful and moving, Delicious Foods will make you feel alive as nature begins to stir again outside. Publication date: March 17, 2015

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
Little, Brown and Company
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You got: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

God Help the Child is Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, and one of the most anticipated books this spring. A mother-daughter story at heart, God Help the Child examines childhood trauma through the lens of a woman named Bride whose dark skin drove away her light-skinned mother. Publication date: April 21, 2015

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Knopf
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