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5 Hot New Titles for March

5 Hot New Titles for March

Looking for a new read? Check out these five popular and brand-new adult titles that have hit the shelves this month. To see more fresh titles, check out our recent arrivals page.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane


The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. (catalog summary)


 


The Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle
by Jessica Shattuck

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. (catalog summary)

 


The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
 by Hannah Tinti

Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father Hawley finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries: her mother who passed away, and of the grandmother she's forbidden to speak to. In addition, the ghosts of Hawley's past are hurtling toward both father and daughter. Before Loo's birth, he was a professional criminal engaged in increasingly elaborate and dangerous underworld schemes. Life on the road was harsh —Samuel Hawley took "twelve bullets" in his brutal career. The scars have healed, but there is a reckoning still to come. (catalog summary)

 


The Wanderers


The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever. (catalog summary)


 

 


The Hearts of Men
The Hearts of Men
by Nickolas Butler

Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan. Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father's business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan's teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths—and the limits—of Nelson's selflessness and bravery. (catalog summary)