New Book Releases – March 22, 2022

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview of 18 books that are released today so that you can make plans on which one you want to read first!. Of course, there are more books released this week, this is just a small preview!

Let us know which books you have been waiting for!

  1. The Next Thing You Know: A Novel by Jessica Strawser
Genre:   Fiction / Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press
Publish date: March 22, 2022
Pages: 344 
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

Premise of the book:  As an end-of-life doula, Nova Huston’s job—her calling, her purpose, her life—is to help terminally ill people make peace with their impending death. Unlike her business partner, who swears by her system of checklists, free-spirited Nova doesn’t shy away from difficult clients: the ones who are heartbreakingly young, or prickly, or desperate for a caregiver or companion.

When Mason Shaylor shows up at her door, Nova doesn’t recognize him as the indie-favorite singer-songwriter who recently vanished from the public eye. She knows only what he’s told her: That life as he knows it is over. His deteriorating condition makes playing his guitar physically impossible—as far as Mason is concerned, he might as well be dead already.

2. French Braid: A novel by Anne Tyler

Genre:  Fiction / Siblings and Historical Saga
Publisher ‏ : ‎Knopf
Publish date: March 22, 2022
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover,  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this debut novel:  From the beloved best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author—a funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one Baltimore family’s foibles, from a boyfriend with a red Chevy in the 1950s up to a longed-for reunion with a grandchild in our pandemic present.

3. This Is How Your Marriage Ends: A Hopeful Approach to Saving Relationships by Matthew Fray

Genre:  NonFiction / Family Conflict
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne
Publish on: March 22, 2022
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: A thoughtful, down-to-earth, contemporary guide to help partners identify and address relationship-killing behavior patterns in their own lives.

Filtered through the lens of his own surprising, life-changing experience and his years counseling couples, This Is How Your Marriage Ends exposes the root problem of so many relationships that go wrong. We simply haven’t been taught any of the necessary skills, Matthew explains. In fact, it is sometimes the assumption that we are acting on good intentions that causes us to alienate our partners and foment mistrust.

4. The City of Dusk (The Dark Gods Book 1) by Tara Sim

Genre:  Fiction / Action and Adventure Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit
Publish on:  March 22, 2022
Pages: 715
Format:  Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is:  This dark epic fantasy follows the heirs of four noble houses—each gifted with a divine power—as they form a tenuous alliance to keep their kingdom from descending into a realm-shattering war.

5. Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Dial Books
Publish on: March 22, 2022
Pages: 384
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook 

The Premise of the book is below:  A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye, from award-winning author Adib Khorram.

6. Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons by Jeremy Denk

Genre:  NonFiction / Biography / Classical Music
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House
Publish on:  March 22, 2022
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  In Every Good Boy Does Fine, renowned pianist Jeremy Denk traces an implausible journey. His life is already a little tough as a precocious, temperamental six-year-old piano prodigy in New Jersey, and then a family meltdown forces a move to New Mexico. There, Denk must please a new taskmaster, an embittered but devoted professor, while navigating junior high school. At sixteen he escapes to college in Ohio, only to encounter a bewildering new cast of music teachers, both kind and cruel. After many humiliations and a few triumphs, he ultimately finds his way as a world-touring pianist, a MacArthur “Genius,” and a frequent performer at Carnegie Hall.

7. A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult / Historical Colonial and Revolutionary American
Publisher ‏ : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish on: March 22, 2022
Pages: 326
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Hardcover
The Premise of the book: For as long as they can remember, Aaron and Oliver have only ever had each other. In a small town with few queer teenagers, let alone young trans men, they’ve shared milestones like coming out as trans, buying the right binders—and falling for each other.

But just as their relationship has started to blossom, Aaron moves away. Feeling adrift, separated from the one person who understands them, they seek solace in digging deep into the annals of America’s past. When they discover the story of two Revolutionary War soldiers who they believe to have been trans man in love, they’re inspired to pay tribute to these soldiers by adopting their names—Aaron and Oliver. As they learn, they delve further into unwritten queer stories, and they discover the transformative power of reclaiming one’s place in history.

8. Remember Me Gone by Stacey Stokes

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Magical Realism
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish on: March 22, 2022
Pages: 368
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  People come from everywhere to forget. At the Memory House, in Tumble Tree, Texas, Lucy’s father can literally erase folks’ heartache and tragic memories. Lucy can’t wait to learn the family trade and help alleviate others’ pain, and now, at sixteen, she finally can. But everything is not as it seems.
When Lucy practices memory-taking on her dad, his memory won’t come loose, and in the bit that Lucy sees, there’s a flash of Mama on the day she died, tinged red with guilt. Then Lucy wakes up the next morning with a bruised knee, a pocketful of desert sand, and no memory of what happened. She has no choice but to listen to Marco Warman—a local boy she’s always wondered about, who seems to know more than he should.

9. The Recovery Agent: A Novel (Gabriela Rose Book 1) by Janet Evanovich

Genre:  Fiction / Humorous Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria Books
Publish on: March 22, 2022
Pages: 314
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.

10. Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Deeds
Genre:   Fiction / Magical Realism
Books Publisher: Tordotcoms
Publish Date: March 22, 2022
Pages: 185
Format:  Paperback, eBook

The premise of the book is:  Marion Deeds's Comeuppance Served Cold is a hard-boiled historical fantasy of criminality and magic, couched in the glamour of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

11. Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand by John Markoff
Genre:  NonFiction /  Biographies of Social Activist 
Publisher ‏ : ‎Penguin Press
Publish on: March 22, 2022 
Pages: 416
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Told by one of our greatest chroniclers of technology and society, the definitive biography of iconic serial visionary Stewart Brand, from the Merry Pranksters and the generation-defining Whole Earth Catalog to the marriage of environmental consciousness and hacker capitalism and the rise of a new planetary culture—the story behind so many other stories

Stewart Brand has long been famous if you know who he is, but for many people outside the counterculture, early computing, or the environmental movement, he is perhaps best known for his famous mantra “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” Steve Jobs’s endorsement of these words as his code to live by is fitting; Brand has played many roles, but one of the most important is as a model for how to live.

12. The Confidence of Wildflowers (Wildflower Duet Book 1) by Micalea Smeltzer

Genre:  Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Publish on: March 23, 2022 
Pages: 347
Format:  Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  My future is a big ‘what if’ at the moment and I’m fine with that.
For the most part.
When Thayer Holmes moves in next door, the grumpy landscaper both fascinates and amuses me.
When he asks me to nanny his kid, it’s a great way to make some extra money.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Thayer and his adorable son.
There’s a big problem though.
I’m eighteen. He’s thirty-one.
Falling for someone almost fifteen years older than me wasn’t part of my plans, but sometimes things happen when you least expect them.

13. Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell: A Novel by Taj McCoy

Genre:  Fiction / Black and African American Romance
Publisher:  MIRA
Publish on: March 22, 2022
Pages: 303
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Starting from the outside in, Savvy tackles her crumbling kitchen, her relationship with her body, her work–life balance (or lack thereof) and, last but not least, her love life. The only thing that doesn’t seem to require effort is her ride-or-die squad of friends. But as any home-reno-show junkie can tell you, something always falls apart during renovations. First, Savvy passes out during hot yoga. Then it turns out that the contractor she hires is the same sexy stranger she unintentionally offended by judging based on appearances. Worst of all, Savvy can’t seem to go anywhere without tripping over her ex and his latest "upgrade." Savvy begins to realize that maybe she should’ve started her renovations the other way around: beginning with how she sees herself before building a love that lasts.

14. Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor

Genre: Fiction / Southern and Sport 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Soho Crime 
Publish on: March 22, 2022 
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of this book is: In Denton, Arkansas, the fate of the high school football team rests on the shoulders of Billy Lowe, a volatile but talented running back. Billy comes from an extremely troubled home: a trailer park where he is terrorized by his unstable mother’s abusive boyfriend. Billy takes out his anger on the field, but when his savagery crosses a line, he faces suspension.

Without Billy Lowe, the Denton Pirates can kiss their playoff bid goodbye. But the head coach, Trent Powers, who just moved from California with his wife and two children for this job, has more than just his paycheck riding on Billy’s bad behavior. As a born-again Christian, Trent feels a divine calling to save Billy—save him from his circumstances, and save his soul.

15. The Shadow Glass by Josh Winning

Genre: Fiction / Horror Fantasy Action and Adventure
Publisher ‏ : Titan Books
Publish on: March 22, 2022 
Pages: 373
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: In the wake of Bob’s death, Jack returns to his decaying home, a place creaking with movie memorabilia and painful memories. Then, during a freak thunderstorm, the puppets in the attic start talking. Tipped into a desperate real-world quest to save London from the more nefarious of his father’s creations, Jack teams up with excitable fanboy Toby and spiky studio executive Amelia to navigate the labyrinth of his father’s legacy while conjuring the hero within––and igniting a Shadow Glass resurgence that could, finally, do his father proud.

16. Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II  by Alex Kershaw

Genre:  Non Fiction / Military History
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dutton Caliber
Publish on: March 22, 2022 
Pages: 365
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: As the Allies raced to defeat Hitler, four men, all in the same unit, earned medal after medal for battlefield heroism. Maurice “Footsie” Britt, a former professional football player, became the very first American to receive every award for valor in a single war. Michael Daly was a West Point dropout who risked his neck over and over to keep his men alive. Keith Ware would one day become the first and only draftee in history to attain the rank of general before serving in Vietnam. In WWII, Ware owed his life to the finest soldier he ever commanded, a baby-faced Texan named Audie Murphy. In the campaign to liberate Europe, each would gain the ultimate accolade, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

17. The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER  by Thomas Fisher

Genre: Non Fiction / Disaster Relief
Publisher ‏ : ‎  One World
Publish on: March 22, 2022 
Pages: 580
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of this book: The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind.

18. All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope–and Hard Pills to Swallow–About Fighting for Black Lives by Andre Henry

Genre: Non Fiction / Social and Discrimination Issues 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Convergent Books
Publish on: March 22, 2022 
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: When the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter” was heard across the world in 2013, Andre Henry was one of the millions for whom the movement caused a political awakening and a rupture in some of his closest relationships with white people. As he began using his artistic gifts to share his experiences and perspective, Henry was aggrieved to discover that many white Americans—people he called friends and family—were more interested in debating whether racism existed or whether Henry was being polite enough in the way he used his voice.

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.   I have at four! on my radar and will be getting them soon.  Of Course, I will review them for you! What about you? Were you waiting for any of these new releases?  Hope you have a great week and that the time goes slow enough for you to read more than usual!

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