In March, we're looking forward to spring and all things sweet and bittersweet. Here are a few titles to welcome the season.
The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith is a collection of short stories haunted both literally and figuratively with ghosts. Publisher's Weekly says, "The stories shimmer with life. The heat and tumult of Vietnam's cities are palpable, and the awed wonderment of humans confronted with supernatural occurrences is artfully conveyed."
Precious Thing by Colette McBeth is getting rave reviews and is being compared to Gone Girl. Two childhood friends have grown apart and over time their roles in the friendship have been reversed. Then one disappears.
We don't really need to tell you why we are looking forward to Homemade Doughnuts: Techniques And Recipes For Making Sublime Doughnuts In Your Home Kitchen by Kamal Grant, do we?
Do you have a bunch of uncompleted projects lurking around your house like little pockets of guilt? Here comes Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects From 50 Successful Artists by Danielle Krysa. Maybe something will get done!
In the irreverant Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith - The main character, Austin narrates the end of the world "when a twist of fate sparks the birth of mutant, people-eating praying mantises. Austin not only records the hilarious and bizarre tale of giant, copulating bugs but his own sexual confusion and his fear about hurting the people he loves." (School Library Journal)
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd promises to be a fun story about a girl who lands in a quirky little town that just might be magical.
In Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, saturated colors and gorgeous artwork serve to illustrate the life of this artist and civil rights pioneer.