Now Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, March 6th Edition
Top titles hitting bookshelves this week
The Best Of LA
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover, $26)
By David Grand
Grand’s first novel in over a decade follows a boy and his father across the American West into the fledgling city of 19th century Los Angeles. The boy’s father installs the family of two by a desert spring, striving to isolate him and his son from Los Angeles society, until the discovery of a half-brother complicates his plans.
Out: March 4
The Best Of The West
The Best Of The Rest
Boy, Snow, Bird
(Riverhead Hardcover, hardcover, $28)
By Helen Oyeyemi
Boy Novak leaves New York for a small town in Massachusetts, where she soon marries a widower and becomes stepmother to his daughter, Snow. The birth of Boy and her husband’s dark-skin child reveals that she and her husband are light-skinned African Americans who have misled their community into believing they are white. This is the fifth novel for Oyeyemi, who has yet to reach 30.
Out: March 6