Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in March
A curated list of this month's top reads
In Victor Lodato’s much-anticipated Edgar and Lucy, eight-year-old Edgar has to puzzle out his father’s death, his mother’s promiscuous lifestyle, and the alluring presence of a stranger with his own tragic past.
Moshin Hamid, the acclaimed author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, is out with Exit West, a timely tale of lovers from a war-torn country who become refugees.
National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon’s literary thriller Ill Will is a menacing, gripping story about a psychologist, his murdered family, serial killers, and satanic rituals.
Hari Kunzru threads blues history, record collecting, and a critique of white privilege into his latest novel, White Tears. Two white college friends record a busker and publish the audio as that of a lost blues musician, which leads them into a seedy world of collectors.
New York Times reporter Gina Kolata tells the heartbreaking story of the Baxley family, plagued by a neurological disease. Mercies in Disguise raises ethical questions surrounding medical discoveries that offer the Baxleys unthinkable options.