Is it Spring Yet?

Chris Schluep on March 01, 2017

SpringApril showers bring May flowers. Here in Seattle, where it rains all winter, that saying is like a sick joke.

By February or March we've been ensconced in damp darkness for so long that it makes perfect sense to start looking forward to spring. Which is why we're happy to announce the launch of Spring Reading today.

Here are some of the spring books we are most anticipating:



Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - Exit West is our Spotlight pick for the Best Books of March. This is a compact but lyrical novel about young lovers from an unnamed country who are forced to flee as refugees. It's topical, but it would be an excellent read even if you'd been living in a cave for the past few years. As Hamid writes, and as we feel at the close of this beautiful novel, "We are all migrants through time.” 



Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane - Dennis Lehane is a sophisticated writer who can also produce a ripping tale. Since We Fell tells a story that's a little different from what we'd normally expect from Lehane. It's about a life and a marriage unraveling, as a woman is drawn deeper into a conspiracy that she didn’t go looking for and might not have the strength to escape.



Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann - It might not sound like it, but this will be one of the big books of the season. David Grann is the author of The Lost City of Z, a huge best seller, and Killers of the Flower Moon is a similar feat of consummate research and compelling narrative nonfiction. The book examines a little known conspiracy involving oilmen, native Americans, greed, and murder-- the investigation of which led to the birth of the FBI.



Into the Water by Paula Hawkins - The author of the mega-hit The Girl on the Train is back with more psychological suspense. Anyone who loved Paula Hawkins’ debut blockbuster will be drawn in by this new novel about a town and a river that holds forgotten secrets, as well as some discarded bodies.


There is much, much more in our Spring Reading feature, which you can visit here. We hope you do find May flowers at the end of your winter's journey. And we hope also you find some wonderful books to read.



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