New & Noteworthy: February

February 27, 2015 • New & Noteworthy

A new month, a new great selection of books for your reading pleasure, from hotly anticipated thrillers to ambitious independent fiction to some of the most talked-about memoirs in recent memory. We’ve got ’em all, and many, many more. Enjoy.


Fiction & LiteratureGridFiction&Lit

This month we’re delighted to bring bestsellers like Laura Lippman’s After I’m Gone and Harriet Evans’ Not Without YouWe’ve also added critics’ favorites and book club picks like Snow Hunters and My Notorious Life, on top of great independent fiction like A Blue-Hued HowlI Have to Tell You, and Long Gone Daddies.

NonfictionGridNonfiction

This month, true crime fanatics have a lot to celebrate with Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes’ Mississippi Mud, Jeff Guinn’s Manson, and Mark I. Pinsky’s Met Her on the Mountain. Rebecca Solnit takes on mansplainers in Men Explain Things to MeThe Book of Immortality examines our obsession with living forever, and How to Be Danish looks for the secrets behind the happiest people in the world. Appletopia takes you inside the imagination of Steve Jobs, and A Dog’s History of the World traces how dogs came to be man’s best friend.

MemoirGridMemoir

The Art of Sleeping Alone was one of the most hotly discussed memoirs in recent memory. Hothouse takes you behind the scenes at an iconic publisher (and personal favorite of our editors). Bearwallow is a moving examination of family and history set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Children’s

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Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile and The Unwanteds: Island of Fire are perfect for young fantasy lovers. The Cupcake Diaries and Heidi Heckelbeck and the Tie-Dyed Bunny are deliciously sweet chapter books. In picture books, Vinnie and Abraham tells the story of a young sculptor’s relationship with Abraham Lincoln, Winter Trees is a perfect companion for snowy winter days, and Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert is an illustrated math adventure. Ken Jenning’s Maps and Geography is full of fun facts for budding trivia nuts.

 

Happy reading!
—The Editors