As we hopefully begin to thaw out from what has been a very long winter, March offers up enough great books to help us get through what should be (but, I mean, who knows these days?) the last truly rough days of winter. No matter what happens, the month offers plenty to look forward to: great debut novels, follow-ups to new classics, true crime as memoir, a new chance to get into an author you should have been reading all along, and a novelist’s ascension.
Deep Ellum, Brandon Hobson (March 1)
Brandon Hobson starts off his short novel by telling us, “I left Chicago and returned to Dallas when our mother overdosed.” From there, his narrator takes us through his hometown, where beauty, ugliness, sadness, and happiness blur into one big waking dream.