Some of the new works that are coming out this March:
1. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Penguin, March 3, 2011
Subtitled “The Art and Science of Remembering Everything,” Moonwalking with Einstein is a book about memory, recounting as it does Foer’s (freelance journalist and the younger brother of Jonathan Safran Foer) entry into the unique subculture of the U.S. Memory Championships.
2. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Atria, March 1, 2011
From the author of House Rules, Sing You Home will bring tears to your eyes from both anger and sympathy as it presents both sides of three of America’s most polarizing, hot-button issues: gay rights, reproductive science, and the Christian right.
3. The Baseball by Zack Hample
Vintage, March 8, 2011
Sub-titled “Stunts, Scandals and Secrets Beneath the Stitches,” this book provides the serious baseball fan with all the fun-filled and fact-filled information one could possibly wish about the ball in what reads like a lively and entertaining conversation.
4. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
Knopf, March 1, 2011
The evolution of information technologies beginning with the invention of writing and continuing through Charles Babbage’s machine, Morse code, the personal computer, blogs and tweets.
5. The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
Crown, March 29, 2011
The sixth and final voume in Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children series (The Clan of the Cave Bear, etc.) rejoins Ayla, the Cro-Magnon protagonist along with her mate and and infant daughter, in the Ice Age.
6. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
Randomhouse, March 8, 2011
In Tea Obreht’s debut, Natalia, a young physician in a Balkan country, attempts to unravel the mystery of her grandfather’s disappearance and death by uncovering the secrets in the stories he told her when she was a child.
7. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Riverhead, March 22, 2011
Sarah Vowell’s nasal voice and sharp wit are familiar to listeners of PRI’s This American Life radio show. The author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot and The Wordy Shipmates again holds forth on matters historical, this time surrounding the United States’ annexation of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
8. You Think That’s Bad: Stories by Jim Shepard
Knopf, March 22, 2011
From the Story Prize-winning author of Like You’d Understand, Anyway, a new collection of short stories that featuring a wide array of fringe protagonists.
The above is purely courtesy of http://contemporarylit.about.com/
Have a wonderful day! 😀