March 2021
March Updates

Grab your reading glasses and a fresh cuppa, because this month's newsletter is FULL of fantastic books!
All the titles featured in this email can also be ordered from our Bookshop.org page. Head on over to browse these and other titles and SHOP SMALL (because it's a BIG DEAL to us)!
Upcoming Virtual Author Events
Thu Mar 11th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"Gina Wilkinson's breathtaking novel explores the plight of ordinary people who must flee their country to survive, as three women living under the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein and his brutal secret police risk their lives to protect themselves and their children. Riveting and profound! I adored this book!"
--Ellen Marie Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector

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Tue Mar 30th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

"This is Mary Lawson's fourth novel and I'd recommend a binge immersion. She has carved out a world in northern Ontario that's vividly, absorbingly real; she captures tones and voices with exactitude in writing that's idiomatic but never flashy and carries you along from midnight to dawn, oblivious of the time." --Literary Review (UK)

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Thu Apr 1st 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Vibrant...A highly entertaining read!"--Ellen Marie Wiseman New York Times Bestselling author of THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR

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March Is Women's History Month!


We have such a great selection to learn more about women from history, contemporary women, inventors, teachers, leaders, etc!

Choose from children's picture books, historical fiction, memoir, and nonfiction...so many great reads just waiting for you.
It's time to stock up on Easter basket books!

Stop by TLB and see what great Easter selections we have for you!

Peter Cotton Tail will be here before you know it!
Books We're Excited About!
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"A haunting fable of a lonely, moribund world that is entirely too plausible."
--Kirkus Reviews [starred review]


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Lamott's many fans will enjoy this ode to relishing small things. -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

A message of reason and hope we all need to hear. -- Booklist, STARRED Review
COMING MARCH 9

"The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children"--

"A vital book about the next big thing in science--and yet another top-notch biography from Isaacson." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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From the author of The Stranger Diaries...

"Complex characters, hidden histories, and adept twists enrich the narrative. Readers will be enthralled."
--Publishers Weekly
COMING MARCH 9
THIS WAS EXCELLENT! TWO THUMBS UP FROM TLB!
"Quinn (The Huntress) returns to WWII in this immersive saga. [Her] page-turning narrative is enhanced by her richly drawn characters and by the fascinating code-breaking techniques, which come alive via Quinn's extensive historical detail. This does not disappoint." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
COMING MARCH 9

"[A] pitch-perfect murder mystery... If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple..., the result would probably be something like this charming whodunnit."-- Ruth Ware
New In Paperback
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"Gripping. . . . A powerful take on a marriage on the rocks."
-- Kirkus Reviews
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"A powerful look at schizophrenia and the quest to understand it . . . A taut and often heartbreaking narrative . . . A haunting and memorable look at the impact of mental illness on multiple generations."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
AVAILABLE MARCH 16

In this well-plotted comic drama of small-town life, Berg combines the technicolour gloss of a Cary Grant film with the humdrum humour of Garrison Keillor. She keeps the surprises coming right until the end. --Daily Mail (UK)
COMING MARCH 30

Yes, it's true!! One of everyone's favorites will be coming out in paperback this month after spending so much time on the NY Times bestseller list!!

"The New Southern novel...A lyrical debut." --Southern Living

"Compelling, original...A mystery, a courtroom drama, a romance and a coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is a moving, beautiful tale. Readers will remember Kya for a long, long time." --ShelfAwareness
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"A testament to the resilience of the female spirit. . . .Wetmore's prose is both beautiful and bone-true, and this mature novel hardly feels like a debut. You'll wish you had more time with each of these powerful women when it's over."-- Bookpage (starred review)
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"A serious work of candid reflection by a singular figure of early-twenty-first-century America . . . Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny." --Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review
COMING MARCH 23
Erdrich's inspired portrait of her own tribe's resilient heritage masterfully encompasses an array of characters and historical events. Erdrich remains an essential voice."-- Publishers Weekly
COMING MARCH 30

"In Three Hours in Paris, Cara Black brings her masterful knowledge of the city and its people to the Second World War and an imagined failed attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler by a female American sniper that leaves her fate and that of the war effort very much hanging in the balance. The result is a taut, smart, heart-in-throat page-turner worthy of the most discerning reader of John le Carré, Daniel Silva or Alan Furst--brava!"
--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
New In Kids
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Beautiful day!
Teach me, too, how to fly,
mother swallow!

In simple, poetic verse, a child observes their world from spring to summer, and autumn through winter, in this gentle ode to the seasons, accompanied by exquisite illustrations.--from Ingram ipage


COMING MARCH 30

Patience might be a virtue but waiting is so hard! On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Bear can't sit still because he's got a surprise planned for his good friend Hare. He hustles and bustles and scuttles about. But when, in his excitement, he makes a mess of things, can he set it all right before Hare shows up?--from Ingram ipage
COMING MARCH 30

"This book has the advantage of lyrical, accessible poetry and vibrant watercolors from an ever changing palette."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
COMING MARCH 30

An adorable, interactive book that doesn't involve technology but keeps your littles busy.

"Effective image-to-text correlation makes this valuable to the youngest children, and the gamelike nature of the book's design adds even more appeal." -​Booklist
New In Middle Grade/YA
COMING MARCH 30

"A powerful work and must-have for children's collections."-- Booklist, starred review

"Placing biracial boyhood and the struggles of colorism at its center, the novel challenges readers to pursue their own self-definition."-- Kirkus
COMING MARCH 23

Whether it's designing new suits for NASA, working on video game systems, or tracking an endangered species, the women profiled in this title are rockstars in their field. The 12 easy-to-read biographies detail the careers and accomplishments of each woman...This collection can spark readers to follow their passion. Great for those looking to expand their STEM biographies and collected biography sections
--School Library Journal


COMING MARCH 9

The second in one of our favorite middle grade mystery series!

Rebel surfer-turned-field ops specialist Sydney finds herself in hot water while undercover on a marine research vessel, while her City Spies teammates investigate a suspected mole.--from Ingram ipage



AVAILABLE NOW IN PAPERBACK!

★ The mystery unfurls at a deliciously escalating pace, filled with believable red herrings and shocking twists. Readers will furiously turn pages until the satisfying end.... with well-earned thrills and spooky atmosphere worth sinking into. -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

AVAILABLE NOW IN PAPERBACK!

Buzzfeed"History, mystery, social commentary, adventure--this book's got it all!" --BookRiot

* "Unflinching in its portrayals of racism yet ultimately hopeful and heartfelt, this narrative places voices frequently left out of historical fiction center stage." -- School Library Journal, starred review
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A razor-sharp psychological thriller... Gailey's expertise with suspense and their success in presenting the reader with impossible choices about the ethics of cloning, biological programming and editing, and of Evelyn's specific, difficult situation, will leave the reader thinking about the novel long after the final page. --Booklist, starred review
Coming Next Month...

"[Lawson]...makes others laugh. Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she finds herself in are comic gold. Beneath the banter, however, is a heartbreaking chronicle of what goes on in the mind of a person dealing with anxiety and depression." -- Booklist (starred review)
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