Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in March
A curated list of this month's top reads
The short stories in Will Mackin’s Bring Out the Dog are based on his deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. Three were first published in the New Yorker, garnering comparisons to great the chroniclers of modern warfare.
In Jesse Ball’s Census, a retired doctor learns he will die soon, so he takes a job as a census worker and travels across an unnamed country with his disabled son, witnessing the breadth of human experience.
The Parking Lot Attendant is the debut novel from Nafkote Tamirat, about a sarcastic but tenderhearted Ethiopian teenager who lives with her father and comes under the sway of a scheming older man.
San Diego author Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone is the first installment in a West African fantasy series. It follows a girl’s odyssey to bring magic back to her village, which has been overtaken by a ruthless new monarchy.
James Conaway’s decades-long reporting on Napa continues with Napa at First Light, a look at the troubling reality of historic family wineries lost to multinational corporations.