New March Fiction
New adult fiction arriving in March listed here!
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2054 : A Novel.
It is twenty years after the catastrophic war between the United States and China that brought down the old American political order. Suddenly, the American president collapses in the middle of an address to the nation. After an initial flurry of misinformation, the administration reluctantly announces his death. A cover-up ensues, conspiracy theories abound, and the country descends into a new type of civil war. As some of the world's great powers struggle to outmaneuver one another in this new Great Game of scientific discovery, the outcome becomes entangled with the fate of American democracy. Print run 100,000.
All the World Beside : A Novel.
Cana, Massachusetts: a utopian vision of 18th-century Puritan New England. To the outside world, Reverend Nathaniel Whitfield and his family stand as godly pillars of their small-town community. Physician Arthur Lyman discovers in the minister's words a love so captivating it transcends language. When the religious ecstasies of the Great Awakening begin to take hold, Nathaniel and Arthur imagine a future for themselves which has no name. Their wives and children must do the same, looking beyond the known world for a new kind of wilderness, both physical and spiritual. Print run 50,000.
Anita de Monte Laughs Last : A Novel.
1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead, her tragic death is the talk of the town. 1998. Raquel, a third-year art history student is preparing her final thesis. Students of colour, like Raquel, are the minority on College Hill, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita's story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist. Author of "Olga Dies Dreaming." Print run 200,000.
Annie Bot : A Novel.
Annie Bot was created to be the perfect girlfriend for her human owner Doug. Designed to satisfy his emotional and physical needs, she has dinner ready for him every night, wears the pert outfits he orders for her, and adjusts her libido to suit his moods. Doug says he loves that Annie's AI makes her seem more like a real woman, so Annie explores human traits. But becoming more human also means becoming less perfect. As Annie's relationship with Doug grows more intricate and difficult, she starts to wonder: does Doug really desire what he says he wants? And in such an impossible paradox, what does Annie owe herself? Print run 150,000.
The Emperor and the Endless Palace : A Novel.
In the year 4 BCE, an ambitious courtier is called upon to seduce the young emperor - but quickly discovers they are both ruled by blood, sex, and intrigue. In 1740, a lonely innkeeper agrees to help a mysterious visitor procure a rare medicine, only to unleash an otherworldly terror instead. In present-day Los Angeles, a college student meets a beautiful stranger and cannot shake the feeling they've met before. Across these seemingly unrelated timelines woven together only by the twists and turns of fate, two men are reborn, lifetime after lifetime. Print run 75,000.
Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice : A Novel.
Finlay Donovan and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero are in sore need of a girls' weekend away. They plan a trip to Atlantic City, but odds are - seeing as it's actually a cover story to negotiate a deal with a dangerous loan shark, save Vero's childhood crush Javi, and hunt down a stolen car - it won't be all fun and games. When Finlay's ex-husband Steven and her mother insist on tagging along too, Finlay and Vero suddenly have a few too many meddlesome passengers along for the ride. Print run 150,000.
The Girls We Sent Away : A Novel.
It's the 1960s and Lorraine Delford has it all. But when this darling girl-next-door gets pregnant, she's forced to learn firsthand the realities that keep women grounded. To hide their daughter's secret shame, the Delfords send Lorraine to a maternity home for wayward girls. But this is no safe haven. And as Lorraine begins to piece together a new vision for her life, she must decide if she can fight against the powers that aim to take her child or submit to the rules of a society she once admired. Author of "The Last Carolina Girl."
The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties
Sutanto, Jesse Q.
Newlywed Meddy Chan has landed in Jakarta to spend Chinese New Year with her entire family. Second Aunt's old admirer, Abi, brings traditional red packets as gifts for all the children. But Abi becomes frantic as one of the bags of packets were meant as a gift for a rival company. Meddy and the aunties find all but one packet, and realize the person who has it is the granddaughter of Julia's enemy, Kristofer. When the aunties take back the packet, Kristofer retaliates by kidnapping Second Aunt. In a mad dash, Meddy and the other aunties infiltrate Kristofer's estate to rescue her, but not all goes to plan. Print run 30,000.
A Great Country : A Novel.
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya.
Pacific Hills, California: the new home of the Shah family. For the Shah parents, who came to America twenty years earlier with little more than an education and their new marriage, this move represents the culmination of years of hard work and dreaming. For their children, born and raised in America, success is not so simple. One Saturday night, the twelve-year-old son is arrested. The fallout from that event will shake each family member's perception of themselves as individuals, as community members, as Americans. Author of "Secret Daughter." Hometown: Toronto, ON. Print run 75,000.
The Great Divide : A Novel.
It is said that the canal will be the greatest feat of engineering in history. For local fisherman Francisco, he resents the foreign powers clamoring for a slice of his country. For his son Omar, a job offer is a chance to finally find connection. Stowaway Ada is determined to find a job that will earn enough money for her ailing sister's surgery. John Oswald has journeyed to Panama to help eliminate malaria. Explore the intersecting lives of activists, fishmongers, labourers, journalists, neighbours, doctors, and soothsayers - those rarely acknowledged by history even as they carved out its course. Author of "The Book of Unknown Americans." Print run 250,000.
Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? : A Novel.
Just before Christmas 1990, Charlotte Salter vanishes. Then the body of the Salters' neighbour, Duncan Ackerley, is found. The police conclude that Duncan and Charlotte were having an affair before he killed her and committed suicide. Thirty years later, Morgan Ackerley and his older brother Greg decide to make a podcast about the case. Allegations are made, secrets are revealed, and a suspicious fire leads to a murder. Detective Inspector Maud O'Connor will stop at nothing to uncover the truth as a new and terrifying picture of what really happened to Charlotte and Duncan emerges. Author of "The Favor." Print run 30,000.
Headshot : A Novel.
An unexpected tragedy at a community pool. A family's unrelenting expectation of victory. The desire to gain or lose control; to make time speed up or stop; to be frighteningly, undeniably good at something. Each of the eight teenage girl boxers has her own reasons for the sacrifices she has made to come to Reno, Nevada, to compete to be named the best in the country. Through a series of face-offs that are raw, ecstatic, and punctuated by flashes of humour and tenderness, this novel animates the competitors' pasts and futures as they summon the emotion, imagination, and force of will required to win. Print run 30,000.
In Sunshine or in Shadow : A Molly Murphy Mystery.
New York, 1908. The days are getting longer - and warmer - in Manhattan. Molly Murphy Sullivan doesn't want to leave her home in the city, but typhoid is back, and she's expecting. So she heads north with the children to summer with her mother-in-law in Westchester County. At least she's not the only one heading north. Her great friends, Sid and Gus, are headed to the Catskills to visit Sid's family. What a pleasant time they'll have. But deep in the Catskills, tensions are running high, and it's not long before a body delays Molly's return to Westchester. Print run 60,000.
Jaded : A Novel.
Jade isn't her real name. Jade began as a Starbucks name, because all children of immigrants have a Starbucks name. Jade has become everything she ever wanted to be. Until Jade wakes up the morning after a work event, naked and alone, with no idea how she got home. Caught between her parents who can't understand, her boyfriend who feels betrayed, and her job that expects silence, the world Jade has constructed starts to crumble. Jade thought she was everything she ever wanted to be. But now she feels like nothing at all.
Murder Road : A Novel.
St. James, Simone.
July 1995. April and Eddie spot what appears to a lone hitchhiker, they stop to help. But not long after the hitchiker gets into their car, they see the blood seeping from her jacket. When the hitchhiker dies at the local hospital, April and Eddie find themselves in the crosshairs of the Coldlake Falls police. As April and Eddie start to dig into the history of the town and that horrible stretch of road to clear their names, they soon learn that there is something supernatural at work, something that could tear the town and its dark secrets apart. Author of "The Book of Cold Cases." Residence: Toronto,ON. Print run 100,000.
Never Too Late : A Novel.
Recently widowed Kezia Cooper Hobson is determined to make a fresh start. As Kezia settles into her New York apartment, she meets her movie-star next-door neighbour, Sam Stewart. Just a couple of weeks after she arrives, however, a devastating crisis strikes New York City. Kezia and Sam find themselves connecting over their strong impulse to help those in need. As they share a life-changing experience of volunteering, a bond is sparked and a friendship is formed. Kezia is learning that the changes she's making are just what she needs to open new horizons. Print run 400,000.
Pride and Joy : A Novel.
Joy Okafor is overwhelmed as the dutiful Nigerian daughter has been planned every aspect of her mother's seventieth birthday weekend on her own. But when the grandkids try to wake Mama Mary, they find that she isn't sleeping after all. Refusing to believe that her sister is gone-gone, Auntie Nancy declares that she has had a premonition: Mama Mary will rise again like Jesus Christ himself on Easter Sunday. The family overhauls their birthday plans to welcome the Nigerian Canadian community and the host of AJAfrika TV to help spread the word that Mama Mary is coming back. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 12,000.
The Princess of Las Vegas : A Novel.
Crissy Dowling passes her days by the pool in a private cabana, splurges on ice cream but never gains an ounce, and each evening she transforms into a Princess, performing her musical cabaret inspired by the life of the late Diana Spencer. Fans see her for the gifted chameleon she is, showering her with gifts, letters, and standing ovations night after night. But when Richie Morley, the owner of the Buckingham Palace Casino, is savagely murdered, Crissy's carefully constructed kingdom comes crashing down all around her. Author of "The Lioness." Print run 150,000.
Sylvia's Second Act : A Novel.
When sixty-three-year-old Sylvia finds her husband in bed with the floozy of their Boca retirement community, she's shocked and furious - at first. By the time her head stops spinning, Sylvia realizes that actually, this isn't what she wants anymore anyway. So she enlists her best friend, the glamorous older widow Evie, to join her in setting up a new life in Manhattan. Sylvia doesn't want to be twenty-five or thirty again. Her entire second act is stretched out in front of her, beckoning to her. It's her time, and watch out, world, Sylvia is coming! Print run 50,000.
The Truth about the Devlins : A Novel.
TJ Devlin is the charming disappointment in the prominent Devlin family, all of whom are lawyers at their highly successful firm. After a stint in prison and rehab for alcoholism, TJ can't get hired anywhere except at the family firm as an investigator. His older brother, John, confesses that he just murdered one of the clients, an accountant he'd confronted with proof of embezzlement. In no time, TJ and John find themselves entangled in a lethal web of deception and murder. T.J. will fight to save his family, but what he learns might break them first. Print run 300,000.
Wandering Stars : A Novel.
Colorado, 1864. Star, a young survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre, is brought to the Fort Marion Prison Castle, run by Richard Henry Pratt the evangelical prison guard who will go on to found the Carlisle Industrial School for Indians. Oakland, 2018. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield is barely holding her family together as she is equally adrift as she searches for a way to heal her wounded family. This novel traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Industrial School for Indians through to the shattering aftermath of Orvil Redfeather's shooting in "There There." Print run 25,000.
The Wild Side
Since leaving the Office of Special Investigations, Melanie Drake has cherished her peaceful, calm existence. Then a call comes from her former supervisor. He needs her back for a highly specialized assignment. An international group of billionaires is known to meet regularly for decadent dinners, and they always hire high-class escorts for the occasion. Infiltrating those meetings could yield information vital to national security. But these men aren't just wealthy and powerful, they're also exceptionally ruthless. One slip, and they won't hesitate to eliminate Melanie, by any means necessary. Print run 100,000.