March 2022 Adult Top 10 Picks

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  1. The Book of Cold Cases
    by Simone St. James 'Canada'
    Berkley
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural
    Hardcover
    The Book of Cold Cases
    by Simone St. James 'Canada'
    Berkley
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural
    Hardcover
    A Most Anticipated Novel by PopSugar * Crime Reads * Goodreads *

    A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.


    In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect—a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

    Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases—a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

    They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?
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  2. The Suite Spot
    by Trish Doller
    St. Martin's Griffin
    Mar 08, 2022
    FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
    Paperback
    The Suite Spot
    by Trish Doller
    St. Martin's Griffin
    Mar 08, 2022
    FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
    Paperback

    "A perfect brew of humor and heart." - USA Today

    “Reading The Suite Spot is like wearing bunny slippers and drinking cocoa in a blanket fort (with a really hot guy)--the ultimate comfort read to escape into when you need a break from the world.” - Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of
    What If You & Me

    One of the few bright lights in Rachel Beck’s life is her job at a Miami Beach luxury hotel—until she’s fired for something she didn’t do. As a single mom, Rachel knows she needs stability, and fast. On impulse, Rachel inquires about a position at a brewery hotel on a tiny island in Lake Erie called Kelleys Island. When she’s offered the job, not even the grumpy voice on the line can dissuade her from packing up her whole life and making the move.

    What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, reclusive man who knows everything about brewing beer and nothing about running a hotel. Especially one that’s barely more than foundation and studs. It’s not the job Rachel was looking for, but Mason offers her a chance to help build a hotel—and rebuild her life—from the ground up.

    Trish Doller’s The Suite Spot is about taking a chance on a new life and a new love.

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  3. Jameela Green Ruins Everything
    by Zarqa Nawaz 'Canada'
    Simon & Schuster
    Mar 08, 2022
    FICTION / Literary
    Paperback
    Jameela Green Ruins Everything
    by Zarqa Nawaz 'Canada'
    Simon & Schuster
    Mar 08, 2022
    FICTION / Literary
    Paperback
    For fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer; Where’​d You Go, Bernadette; and the award-winning TV show Killing Eve, a hilarious satire about a disillusioned American Muslim woman who becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization and, in the process, reconnects with her loved ones and her faith, from Zarqa Nawaz, the creator of the hit CBC series Little Mosque on the Prairie.

    Jameela Green has only one wish. To see her memoir on The New York Times bestseller list. When her dream doesn’t come true, she seeks spiritual guidance at her local mosque. New imam and recent immigrant Ibrahim Sultan is appalled by Jameela’s shallowness, but agrees to assist her on one condition: that she perform a good deed.

    Jameela reluctantly accepts his terms, kicking off a chain of absurd and unfortunate events. The homeless man they try to help gets recruited by a terrorist group, causing federal authorities to become suspicious of Ibrahim, and suddenly the imam mysteriously disappears.

    Certain that the CIA have captured Ibrahim for interrogation via torture, Jameela decides to set off on a one-woman operation to rescue him. Her quixotic quest soon finds her entangled in an international plan targeting the egomaniacal leader of the terrorist organization—a scheme that puts Jameela, and countless others, including her hapless husband and clever but disapproving daughter, at risk.

    A hilarious black comedy about the price of success, and a biting look at what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East, Jameela Green Ruins Everything is a compulsively readable, yet unexpectedly touching story of one woman’s search for meaning and connection.
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  4. When We Were Birds
    by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
    Bond Street Books
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Magical Realism
    Hardcover
    When We Were Birds
    by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
    Bond Street Books
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Magical Realism
    Hardcover
    A mythic love story set in Trinidad & Tobago, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's radiant debut introduces two unforgettable outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead.

    In the old house on a hill, where the city meets the rainforest, Yejide’s mother is dying. She is leaving behind a legacy that now passes to Yejide: one St. Bernard woman in every generation must shepherd the city’s souls into the afterlife. But after years of suffering her mother’s neglect and bitterness, Yejide is looking for a way out.

    Raised in the countryside by a devout Rastafarian mother, Darwin has always abided by the religious commandment not to interact with death. He has never been to a funeral, much less seen a dead body. But when his ailing mother can no longer work and the only job he can find is gravedigging, he must betray the life she built for him in order to provide for them both. Newly shorn of his dreadlocks and his past, and determined to prove himself, Darwin finds himself adrift in a city electric with possibility and danger.

    Yejide and Darwin will meet inside the gates of Fidelis, Port Angeles' largest and oldest cemetery, where the dead lie uneasy in their graves and a reckoning with fate beckons them both. A masterwork of lush imagination and immersive lyricism, shot through with the rhythm of the island, When We Were Birds is a spellbinding novel about inheritance, loss and love's seismic power to heal.
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  5. One Italian Summer
    by Rebecca Serle
    Atria Books
    Mar 01, 2022
    FICTION / Women
    Paperback
    One Italian Summer
    by Rebecca Serle
    Atria Books
    Mar 01, 2022
    FICTION / Women
    Paperback
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “[A] magical trip worth taking.” Associated Press

    “Rebecca Serle is a maestro of love in all its forms.” —Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author

    The New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years returns with a powerful novel about the transformational love between mothers and daughters set on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

    When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. She had all the answers and now, when Katy needs her the most, she is gone. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: to Positano, the magical town where Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. Katy has been waiting years for Carol to take her, and now she is faced with embarking on the adventure alone.

    But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. Buoyed by the stunning waters, beautiful cliffsides, delightful residents, and, of course, delectable food, Katy feels herself coming back to life.

    And then Carol appears—in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old. Katy doesn’t understand what is happening, or how—all she can focus on is that she has somehow, impossibly, gotten her mother back. Over the course of one Italian summer, Katy gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman before her. She is not exactly who Katy imagined she might be, however, and soon Katy must reconcile the mother who knew everything with the young woman who does not yet have a clue.

    Rebecca Serle’s next great love story is here, and this time it’s between a mother and a daughter. With her signature “heartbreaking, redemptive, and authentic” (Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Serle has crafted a transcendent novel about how we move on after loss, and how the people we love never truly leave us.
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  6. Stray Dogs
    by Rawi Hage 'Canada'
    Knopf Canada
    Mar 01, 2022
    FICTION / Short Stories
    Hardcover
    Stray Dogs
    by Rawi Hage 'Canada'
    Knopf Canada
    Mar 01, 2022
    FICTION / Short Stories
    Hardcover
    From the internationally acclaimed author of the novels De Niro’s Game, Cockroach, Carnival and Beirut Hellfire Society, here is a captivating and cosmopolitan collection of stories.

    In Montreal, a photographer’s unexpected encounter with actress Sophia Loren leads to a life-altering revelation about his dead mother. In Beirut, a disillusioned geologist eagerly awaits the destruction that will come with an impending tsunami. In Tokyo, a Jordanian academic delivering a lecture at a conference receives haunting news from the Persian Gulf. And in Berlin, a Lebanese writer forms a fragile, fateful bond with his voluble German neighbours.
    The irresistible characters in Stray Dogs lead radically different lives, but all are restless travelers, moving between states—nation-states and states of mind—seeking connection, escaping the past and following delicate threads of truth, only to experience the sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing and often random ways our fragile modern identities are constructed, destroyed, and reborn. Politically astute, philosophically wise, humane, relevant and caustically funny, these stories reveal the singular vision of award-winning writer Rawi Hage at his best.
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  7. Daughters of the Deer
    by Danielle Daniel 'Canada'
    Random House Canada
    Mar 08, 2022
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Paperback
    Daughters of the Deer
    by Danielle Daniel 'Canada'
    Random House Canada
    Mar 08, 2022
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Paperback
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER

    In this haunting and groundbreaking historical novel, Danielle Daniel imagines the lives of women in the Algonquin territories of the 1600s, a story inspired by her family’s ancestral link to a young girl who was murdered by French settlers.


    1657. Marie, a gifted healer of the Deer Clan, does not want to marry the green-eyed soldier from France who has asked for her hand. But her people are threatened by disease and starvation and need help against the Iroquois and their English allies if they are to survive. When her chief begs her to accept the white man’s proposal, she cannot refuse him, and sheds her deerskin tunic for a borrowed blue wedding dress to become Pierre’s bride.
    1675. Jeanne, Marie’s oldest child, is seventeen, neither white nor Algonquin, caught between worlds. Caught by her own desires, too. Her heart belongs to a girl named Josephine, but soon her father will have to find her a husband or be forced to pay a hefty fine to the French crown. Among her mother’s people, Jeanne would have been considered blessed, her two-spirited nature a sign of special wisdom. To the settlers of New France, and even to her own father, Jeanne is unnatural, sinful—a woman to be shunned, beaten, and much worse.
    With the poignant, unforgettable story of Marie and Jeanne, Danielle Daniel reaches back through the centuries to touch the very origin of the long history of violence against Indigenous women and the deliberate, equally violent disruption of First Nations cultures.
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  8. The People’s Princess
    by Flora Harding
    One More Chapter
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Paperback
    The People’s Princess
    by Flora Harding
    One More Chapter
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Paperback

    Step behind the palace doors in this gripping historical novel that is a must read for fans of The Crown and Princess Diana!

    The Globe & Mail Top Ten Bestseller!

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  9. The Night Shift
    by Alex Finlay
    Minotaur Books
    Mar 01, 2022
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardcover
    The Night Shift
    by Alex Finlay
    Minotaur Books
    Mar 01, 2022
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardcover

    From the author of the breakout thriller Every Last Fear, comes Alex Finlay's electrifying next novel The Night Shift, about a pair of small-town murders fifteen years apart—and the ties that bind them.

    One of the Best or Most Anticipated Books of 2022: Newsweek • PopSugar • E! News Goodreads • Book Riot • BookBub • The Nerd Daily • SheReads Novel Suspects Crime by the Book • London Times

    A Library Reads Selection—Best Book Voted By Librarians for March 2022

    “The night was expected to bring tragedy.” So begins one of the most highly-anticipated thrillers in recent years.

    It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K is expected to end in chaos: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. A digital apocalypse. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in New Jersey, four teenagers working late at the store are attacked. Only one inexplicably survives. Police quickly identify a suspect, the boyfriend of one of the victims, who flees and is never seen again.

    Fifteen years later, more teenage employees are attacked at an ice cream store in the same town, and again only one makes it out alive.

    In the aftermath of the latest crime, three lives intersect: the lone survivor of the Blockbuster massacre who’s forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who’s convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller who must delve into the secrets of both nights—stirring up memories of teen love and lies—to uncover the truth about murders on the night shift.

    Twisty, poignant, and redemptive, The Night Shift is a story about the legacy of trauma and how the broken can come out on the other side, and it solidifies Finlay as one of the new leading voices in the world of thrillers.

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  10. In a New York Minute
    by Kate Spencer
    Forever
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
    Hardcover
    In a New York Minute
    by Kate Spencer
    Forever
    Mar 15, 2022
    FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
    Hardcover
    A clever, tender, and romantic "Nora Ephron romp for the modern ages" (Christina Lauren) for readers of Jasmine Guillory, Abby Jimenez, and Sophie Cousens, this laugh-out-loud debut is a perceptive reminder that fate can have a sense of humor, and that love can happen . . . In a New York Minute.

    Franny Doyle is having the worst day. She’s been laid off from her (admittedly mediocre) job, the subway doors ripped her favorite silk dress to ruins, and now she’s flashed her unmentionables to half of lower Manhattan. On the plus side, a dashing stranger came to her rescue with his (Gucci!) suit jacket. On the not-so-plus side, he can’t get away from her fast enough.

    Worse yet? Someone posted their (entirely not) meet-cute online. Suddenly Franny and her knight-in-couture, Hayes Montgomery III, are the newest social media sensation, and all of New York is shipping #SubwayQTs.

    Only Franny and Hayes couldn’t be a more disastrous match. She’s fanciful, talkative, and creative. He’s serious, shy, and all about numbers. Luckily, in a city of eight million people, they never have to meet again. Yet somehow, Hayes and Franny keep running into each other—and much to their surprise, they enjoy each other’s company. A lot. But when Franny’s whole world is turned upside down (again!), can she find the courage to trust in herself and finally have the life—and love—she’s always wanted?

    “Spins a catastrophic meet-cute into a richly realized romance that's surrounded by even more love stories—between friends, between families, and between New Yorkers and their city. You'll devour it.”
    —Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, USA Today bestselling authors of The Royal We and The Heir Affair

    “A love story to friendship, discovering what—and who—makes you feel truly yourself, and New York City. I flew through this book and enjoyed every moment!
    —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of While We Were Dating

    “A sparkling delight about found and chosen family, being brave even in the tiny moments, and the rewards we can reap when we put our authentic selves out there. What a sweet, hilarious treat.”
    —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

    “A frolicky, playful rom-com about finding Mr. Right when everything else goes wrong.”
    —Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author of Life’s Too Short

    “A perfect New York romance, as sweet, steamy, and surprising as the city itself.”
    —Abbi Waxman, USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

    “If you’re looking for the perfect ‘meet cute,’ look no further. Adorable banter and countless laugh-out-loud moments makes this charming romance a true delight.”
    —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook
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