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The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016

Feb 02, 2016


Fiction

The Vegetarian by Han Kang, trans. by Deborah Smith (February)
Han’s debut, which received a starred review from PW, tells the story of a Korean woman who suddenly decides to stop eating meat after having vivid, violent dreams. Gradually, her body undergoes a strange transformatio n.

Zero K by Don DeLillo (May)
Ross, a billionaire in his 60s who is married to a younger woman, travels to a secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved so that his ailing wife can surrender her body.

LaRose by Louise Erdrich (May)
It’s North Dakota, late summer, 1999: Landreaux Iron hunts a deer on the property bordering his own, but after he fires he realizes he’s hit something else.

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay (May)
This globe-trotting, time-bending epic in the tradition of Cloud Atlas is set in 16th-century Venice; Venice Beach, Calif., circa 1958; and the modern-day Venice casino in Las Vegas.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (June)
Gyasi's debut novel, which received a starred PW review, offers an unforgettable, page-turning look at the histories of Ghana and America, tracing a single bloodline across seven generations.

Barkskins by Annie Proulx (June)
In the late 17th century, two illiterate woodsmen make their way to New France to seek a living. There they suffer extraordinary hardship. Proulx’s epic is 800 pages and 10 years in the writing.

Mystery/Thriller/Crime

End of Watch
by Stephen King (June)
MWA Grand Master King concludes his crime trilogy that began with 2014’s Mr. Mercedes, which won an Edgar Award for best novel.

Maestra by L.S. Hinton (April)
The first in a trilogy, Hilton’s psychological thriller has already sold publication rights in more than 25 countries, and Sony’s TriStar Pictures has optioned the book with Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures producing.

Redemption Road by John Hart (May)
Fans of bestseller Hart, the only author to win back-to-back Edgar Awards for best novel, have waited five years for this crime novel set in a Southern town.

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