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Spring 2023 has arrived and we can’t wait for all new book releases in store for this next year. From spring’s most anticipated historical fiction to most anticipated thrillers, this year is bound to bring new experiences, loves and heartaches. Definitely make room on those bookshelves, and get excited for what the next few months have in store. Here is a list of the best books coming in spring 2023!
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The Last Beekeeper by Julie Carrick Dalton (3/7)
Sasha Severn’s father was the Last Beekeeper. Now that he is incarcerated, Sasha must return to her childhood home to retrieve his mythic research. When she arrives, she sees that her idyllic farm has been taken over by squatters, hoping to escape state housing. Threatened at first, Sasha soon forms a kinship with the strangers, discovering a sense of security and hope. When she witnesses the impossible, a honeybee, presumed extinct, Sasha is certain they are linked to her father’s missing research. Will the truth save them, or shatter the sense of security that Sasha has with her newfound family?
Gone Like Yesterday by Janelle M. Williams (3/14)
Zahra and Sammie are two Black women that are drawn to one another by the songs of gypsy moths. Zahra, a college prep coach, has been hearing the songs of her ancestors for years. She suspects that Sammie, an activist and soon-to-be college student, is a moth person as well, and their paths become intertwined. When Zahra’s brother, Derrick, goes missing, she fears it may be for good. Sammie and Zahra embark on a road trip from New York to Atlanta in search of Derrick, and in search of answers. What do their ancestors want with them, and how will it change their future?
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano (3/14)
William Waters grew up in a family where his parents could hardly look at him, so when he goes to college and meets Julia Padavano, his whole world feels brighter. Julia and her three sisters, Cecelia, Sylvie and Emeline, are inseparable. Within their bond, Walter witnesses a love he hasn’t experienced before. But as darkness from William’s past creeps in, Julia’s plans and the sisters’ once unshakeable bond threatens to break, changing their lives forever. Will they be able to solidify their bond when it matters most?
Y/N by Esther Yi (3/21)
This is a surreal and hilarious story about a Korean-American woman who has grown obsessed with K-pop idol, Moon. Driven by an ineffable desire, our unnamed narrator begins writing fanfic where she uses “Y/N” as a blank space for “Your Name,” to which she allows you, the reader, to play out an intimate relationship with Moon. When Moon vanishes and is no longer in the public eye, Y/N (and the narrator) fly from Berlin to Seoul to find the star. When they arrive at the headquarters of the Kafkaesque entertainment company, manager of the boy-band, art and real life converge in ways that once seemed impossible.
The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley (3/28)
Tanner Quimby is twenty-one, doesn’t have any money or credit, and needs a place to live. So when an opportunity to work as a live-in caregiver for an elderly woman comes around, Tanner is eager to accept. Louise Wilt doesn’t want a caregiver; but after her slip, her daughter is insisting, even though she’s fully capable of pouring her own vodka. The two are happy to ignore each other, until Tanner starts noticing odd things about Louise. The way she locks up her garden shed, the way she resembles the jewelry thief on the news, and especially the way she shows up in Tanner’s bedroom at 1 AM, insisting they skip town. Outrunning the mistakes of their past, the two embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.
Community Board by Tara Conklin (3/28)
When Darcy Clipper’s life takes an unexpected (and unwelcome) turn, she returns home to Murbridge, Massachusetts where she is sure she’ll have a safe space to recover her both real and imagined wounds. But Murbridge has changed, and as much as Darcy would like to hole up in her bedroom, eating junk food, she longs for human connection, even in the form of anonymous online responses. As the community around her, both on and offline, starts to take shape, Darcy begins to wonder what she can ask of that community, and how she will be asked to repay it?
Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling (4/4)
Nothing is quite as it seems in this page-turner about a girl named Rose who agrees to spy on the architect of “Camp Zero” in exchange for housing. Desperate to help her climate-displaced Korean immigrant mother, Rose travels to Camp Zero, an American building project in Canada that hoards many secrets. She arrives at the same time as Grant, a college professor who is fleeing from a wealthy family with a dark past. As the two find out more about the architect, they also hear of a group of elite women soldiers working and living at a nearby climate research station, which makes them wonder: why are they there, and who is their leader?
The People Who Report More Stress by Alejandro Varela (4/4)
From the author of The Town of Babylon comes a collections of interconnected stories that deals with the anxieties of those living in the margins. Stories about relationships, class, racism (systemic and interpersonal), parenting, and the problems within society. This sexy, hilarious and neurotic collection of stories faces the difficulties in knowing the solutions, but not being able to do anything about it.
House of Cotton by Monica Brashears (4/4)
Magnolia Brown is nineteen and effectively an orphan. Her dead-end job at the gas station leaves her broke, her landlord is a creep, and she feels haunted by her late grandmother. While working, she is confronted by a mysterious stranger, Cotton, who offers her an interesting offer to “model” at his family’s funeral home. While things may be looking up, her problems start to pile up with the money, and Cotton’s requests become more bizarre. Soon, it’s not just rent that Magnolia is worried about.
Life and Other Love Songs by Anissa Gray (4/11)
It’s a beautiful, warm October day on Ozro Armstead’s thirty-seventh birthday. His wife and daughter, Deborah and Trinity, are at home planning him a surprise celebration. Oz waves goodbye to his brother after they have lunch together, and heads back to the office. Except Ozro never makes it to the office, or the surprise party. In the days, months and years that follow, his family is left piecing together their lives, wondering if they ever really knew the man they loved. From 1970’s Detroit to 1990’s New York, we journey through the secrets, the triumphs, and the losses that tear apart an American family.
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld (4/11)
Sally Milz lives a satisfying life. She is a sketch writer for the late night Saturday show The Night Owls, has a good relationship with her stepfather, and long abandoned the idea of love, content with the occasional hook-up. When Danny Horst, Sally’s friend and a fellow writer, starts dating a glamorous guest host, Sally pokes fun at the phenomenon of average men dating gorgeous, accomplished women, with a sketch called “The Danny Horst Rule”, highlighting how the roles would likely never be reversed. When Noah Brewster arrives as a guest host and musical performer, sparks fly between him and Sally. But her life isn’t a romantic comedy, and someone like Noah, who is famous for dating models, would never go for someone like her—right?
Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler (4/18)
Adelaide Williams lives in beautiful London with great friends; she isn’t interested in finding “The One” just yet. But when she fatefully meets Rory Hughes on a dating app, she finds herself totally in love. Despite Rory’s shortcomings, Adelaide is convinced they are written in the stars. Knowing their paths have crossed before (but not crossing until now), she believes Rory will fall as deeply as she has. When Rory finds himself facing tragedy, Adelaide, being the supportive person she is, begins to take on his grief. This is a millennial love story that explores friendship, mental health, and the complexities of love.
The Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelly
Working in the French resistance, American Josie Anderson and Parisian Arlette LaRue steal so many Nazi secrets that they become known as The Golden Doves. When they are arrested, they get sent to the Ravensbrück concentration, along with their families, where Arlette’s son is taken from her, and a Nazi doctor does unspeakable things to Josie’s mother. A decade later, the Doves have the opportunity to embark on a dangerous quest for vengeance to find the infamous doctor, as well as Arlette’s son.
Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb (4/18)
Bern Hendricks is an expert on composer Frederick Delaney. When he is asked by the Delaney Foundation to authenticate what may be a lost opera, he and his partner Eboni find out that the truth is more complicated than it seems. It’s 1920 and Josephine Reed becomes acquainted with Fred Delaney, a struggling artist who became his silent partner, his career taking off. In the present day, Bern and Eboni are determined to rewrite history’s wrongs by finding out if Frederick had help composing his work.
Kismet by Becky Chaslen (4/18)
For as long as anyone can remember, it has been Amy, Jo and Ben. Amy and Jo, the inseparable but very different Sharp twins; and Ben, Amy’s childhood sweetheart-turned-husband. But as Fourth of July weekend approaches, Jo’s whirlwind engagement and wedding is eclipsing the twins’ thirtieth birthday, and recent arguments between Amy and Ben have left their marriage feeling rocky. As the town transforms for Jo’s wedding weekend, an unexpected hurdle will put Amy’s trusted trio to the biggest test yet: the arrival of the handsome, mysterious best man. One with a strikingly familiar face; a face that Amy had planned to never see again.
Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding (4/25)
Sammy is a teenage girl who is failed by the adults around her at every turn. Neglected by her alcoholic mother, streetwise Sammy turns to boys and then men for attention, and they don’t always have her best interest at heart. In a small village in Eastern Europe, Nico, about to turn thirteen, is married off to a man in Ireland, where she meets Sammy at her new home: a suburban brothel. The two form an irreplaceable bond as they journey in and then out of this dark world, showing us that love and hope can be found in cruel places.
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