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15 New Books Coming in March

Gonzalez’s sophomore novel follows the Cuban artist Anita de Monte, who is forging a career in New York in the ’80s before her unexpected death, and Raquel Toro, a Puerto Rican art history student at a predominately white college in the ’90s. Through their intertwining stories, Gonzalez explores race, privilege, access and exclusion in the art world.

Flatiron, March 5

In her new novel, Waldman takes readers to the break room and beyond at a big-box store in upstate New York. What’s it like to be a team member at a retail establishment you couldn’t live without? You’re about to find out.

Norton, March 5

RuPaul, in reflective mode, traces his way from San Diego (childhood) to Atlanta (emergence) to New York and Miami (drag stardom). “It’s impossible to be powerless,” he writes, “if you realize that you yourself are power.”

Harper, March 5

In this sequel to 2020’s “The Searcher,” a retired Chicago cop living in an insular, rural Irish community tries to help a local teenager whose grifter dad has reappeared after a long absence, touching off a local crime wave.

Viking, March 5

This debut novel from a theater critic at The New Yorker follows drama of another kind: A 20-something aide considers his own aspirations and disillusionment as he coolly observes an Obama-like presidential campaign.

Hogarth, March 12

Interspersing punchy essays with striking photos of bird murals in her Bronx neighborhood, Raboteau chronicles her search for solace as a Black woman and mother in a world awash in political rage and threatened with climate disaster.

Holt, March 12

García Márquez’s final novel, published 10 years after his death, follows a married, middle-aged woman who travels once a year to a Caribbean island, where she has a one-night affair with a stranger. While all of these lovers affect her in some way, one in particular leaves a long-lasting impression.

Knopf, March 12

Based on a popular class Gates has long taught at Harvard, his latest book traces the centuries-long exploration by African American writers — from Phillis Wheatley to James Baldwin and Terrance Hayes — of how to construct an identity within a country determined to consign its Black citizens to the “Black box.”

Carr, the author of a celebrated biography of the artist-activist David Wojnarowicz, turns to another downtown outlaw: the glamorous Warhol superstar and transgender celebrity who lived defiantly, yearned for (but never got) Hollywood attention, and died of cancer at 29 in 1974.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, March 19

In this reworking of the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Jim, the enslaved man who accompanies Huck down the Mississippi River, is the narrator, and he recounts the classic tale in a language that is his own and with surprising details that reveal a far more resourceful, cunning and powerful character than we knew.

Doubleday, March 19

An 11-year-old refugee and her mother build a new life in Obreht’s new novel, which imagines a dark future full of floods and wars, and takes place in a city that resembles New York.

Random House, March 19

You might have seen Ford’s much discussed, oft-dissected testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018. This memoir traces the lead-up to that day, and explores the seismic — and continuing — impact of her decision to speak out about a long-ago interaction with now-Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

St. Martin’s, March 19

Subsisting on Adderall and Valium, a slim, beautiful Princess Diana impersonator makes a good living in Vegas until the day her estranged sister shows up, setting in motion a thriller that involves organized crime, unscrupulous cryptocurrency bros and shady politicians.

Doubleday, March 19

When Ervin was 8, her mother, Kathy Sue Engle, was abducted and murdered in Oklahoma. As an adult, Ervin seeks not just to understand the facts of the grisly case, but to know who Kathy Sue was — as a mother, a woman and above all the complex person beyond the perfect victim.

Counterpoint, March 26

A cultural critic, poet and National Book Award finalist, Abdurraqib turns to basketball and his home state, Ohio, in his latest book. Growing up on the east side of Columbus, Abdurraqib was hugely influenced by LeBron James, but basketball was also a more personal utopia for him and his community, “our little slice of streetball heaven.”

Random House, March 26

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