Growing up, Newton was immersed in wonderful family lore. There was a relative who was married 13 times and who killed a man with a hay hook; It was her mother who performed the exorcisms in the living room. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Newton wrote about genealogy for many years. But a family story isn’t just about people (even if they’re as colorful as this one), and Newton deals with intergenerational trauma, mental illness, religious influences and more. .
In 2017, Bruni, a writer for Times Opinion, woke up to find her vision strangely blurry. He had a stroke during the night, which left him permanently blind in one eye. The book is part medical memoir, part investigative: In addition to uncovering her own diagnosis, Bruni seeks out stories from people who have learned new skills to make up for hardship, while at the same time. suggests a more empathetic view of aging and the wisdom it brings.
‘Booth‘ by Karen Joy Fowler (Putnam, March 8)
An imaginative new novel offers glimpses of John Wilkes Booth, the murderer of Abraham Lincoln and his family, mostly told through the perspective of some of his nine siblings. ta. The Booths – led by Junius, a shrewd Shakespearean actor – are a free, vegetarian, anti-slavery family, and the Fowlers set off their drama and personal conflicts in the years leading up to the Civil War. .
‘Test 19‘ by Claire-Louise Bennett (Riverhead, March 1)
A lifelong relationship with language, books, and reading guides this novel, which traces one woman’s literary development. Readers never learn her name but know her through her artistic taste and formative experiences with literature.
‘glory‘ by NoViolet Bulawayo (Viking, March 8)
A scathing political satire, this novel opens in Jidada, a fictional African country modeled after Zimbabwe during the reign of Robert Mugabe. Our guide is a goat named Destiny – the characters here are animals – who returned from exile to Jidada when it was teetering on the cusp of revolution.
‘Facility maintenance‘ by Lee Cole (Knopf, March 1)
In this debut, it was 2016 and Owen was back home in Kentucky, where he took a job as a yard manager at a local college. What he really wanted was to be a writer – and once he started a relationship with a co-author who resided at the school, desires and ambitions piled up.
After Bloom’s husband, Brian, develops Alzheimer’s disease, he decides to take his own life – and begs Bloom to write about it. Bloom discusses it all, from the heartbreak of her illness to the barriers to assisted suicide in the US to their discovery of Dignitas, an organization in Switzerland that helped Brian fulfill his wishes. me.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian outlines the brutal foundations of the British imperial system, focusing on several key events – including the Morant Bay uprising in Jamaica, the Irish war for independence and uprisings in the Middle East and Africa. As she writes, “Violence perpetrated against the body, mind, soul, culture, landscape, community, and history is intimately linked to the evolving dogma of the civilized mission.”
This memoir promises to document Barr’s two terms in presidential cabinets: first in the George HW Bush administration, and then in the Trump White House.
‘Run and hide‘ by Pankaj Mishra (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, March 1)
The lives of three young men in India converge at an elite college that promises a path out of poverty. But after graduation, Arun, the novel’s narrator, refused, choosing a quieter, more literary life in the Himalayas with his mother, while his friends gain new freedom. their. Years later, a woman begins to expose the secrets of Arun’s classmates, pulling him back into his history.
The actress and screenwriter applies the medical advice she received after a concussion to every area of her life: retrain her mind by engaging with the very things that are causing her symptoms. . In this collection of essays, she talks about everything from stage fright to difficult childbirth.
Lowenstein explores an aspect of the Civil War often overlooked by other histories: the financial policies of the Confederacy, including how they went on to shape a reconstruction-era America and beyond.
In his account of one of the world’s oldest mass political organizations, Kazin identifies an ideological constant: The Democratic Party worked toward a system of “moral capitalism.” , with “programs designed to make life more prosperous, or at least safer, for ordinary people. Kazin traces the evolution of the party, drawing on presidential profiles and biographical sketches of prominent members from Jesse Jackson to William Jennings Bryan.
‘Vagabonds!‘ by Eloghosa Osunde (Riverhead, March 15)
This debut novel, set in Lagos, focuses on marginalized characters – a lesbian couple, a designer giving birth to an adult woman and more – in a vibrant blend. between big city life and contemporary mythology.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/books/march-new-books.html 14 new books coming out in March