March is marching in with some new books! With spring practically here, you could march on by to pick up fresh titles. A hint of what’s new may be browsed below and we’ve got a more bountiful list of March titles here. As always, if you find none of these titles suit you, we welcome you to call Fiction/AV/Teen services at 847/590-4070 or fill out this form for some personalized suggestions!
The Conductors by Nicole Glover
As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Hetty helped usher dozens north with her wits and magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband, Benjy, have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that the white authorities won’t touch. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, Hetty and Benjy bury the body and set off to find answers. But the secrets of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up more questions. To solve this mystery, they will have to face ugly truths all around them, including the ones about each other.
Red Widow by Alma Katsu
Recruited by the CIA’s Chief of the Russian Division amid rumors of a department mole, former Moscow Field Station handler Lyndsey Duncan teams up with a murdered director’s widow to expose a life-threatening web of secrets.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
Without rules, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this romantic comedy.
The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Committed follows the unnamed Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris in the early 1980s with his blood brother Bon. The pair try to overcome their pasts and ensure their futures by engaging in capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing.
The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett
The first book in a highly original and clever new crime series featuring Queen Elizabeth II as an amateur detective who solves crimes in secret and behind the scenes, in between her royal duties.
What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
Integrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
Thirty years ago, a teenage Vincent was sent to prison. But now, he’s served his time and is returning to his hometown–where his childhood best friend, Walk, is now the chief of police. The town where his childhood sweetheart, Star, still lives. Star, whose sister he killed. Duchess, Star’s daughter, is a self-proclaimed outlaw. She needs to be. Who else is going to take care of her and her brother? And too often it’s Duchess and Walk who are the ones taking care of Star. But when Duchess exacts her own vigilante revenge, she will set into motion a series of events that threatens not only her own family, but everyone she grows close to.