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5 books to read in March
By Erik Larson
From the author ofThe Devil in the White City comes this dramatic telling of a legendary disaster. As the Lusitania ocean liner crossed the Atlantic on its last trek, Larson reveals all the characters, decisions, and bad luck that led to the ship’s demise.
Signs Preceding the End of the World
By Yuri Herrera
Makina is a young girl who travels alone across the Mexico-U.S. border searching for her missing brother and carrying two secret messages, one from her mother and the other from the Mexican underworld.
The Last Flight of Poxl West
By Daniel Torday
Elijah Goldstein has always admired his brilliant and charismatic Uncle Poxl. When Poxl publishes a memoir revealing the thousands of Germans he killed during World War II, Elijah realizes his beloved uncle has dark secrets and a broken spirit.
The First Bad Man
By Miranda July
Filmmaker and artist Miranda July’s wild debut novel is heartbreaking, funny, a little dirty, and definitely original. When tightly-wound Cheryl’s bosses ask if a young, sexy blonde bombshell—their daughter—can crash at Cheryl’s house for a stretch, her world is upended.
By Tom Cooper
A darkly comic crime novel about the petty criminals and oddball characters who live in a Gulf Coast fishing village after the BP oil spill that destroys the area’s shrimping industry. A mix of Elmore Leonard, True Detective, and Breaking Bad, set on the Louisiana coast.