8 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in March

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What do the ex-wife of a charming but manipulative tech CEO, a Filipina maid and former J.Crew creative director (and current Real Housewife of New York) have in common? We’re glad you asked. All three are at the center of some of March’s most hotly anticipated new books. From a memoir about being fat, Black and queer to a fascinating exploration of the uterus, here are eight titles we can’t wait to pick up this month.

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1. Women Are the Fiercest Creatures by Andrea Dunlop

Anna is still reeling from her quickie divorce from tech wunderkind Jake. Forced out of the company she helped him build, she’s navigating solo parenting their two teenage boys. Meanwhile, across town, the brilliant and striking Samanta, Jake's college girlfriend, is busy raising her teenage daughter and running her thriving yoga studio. Although their relationship ended years ago, when she learns that Jake is planning to take his billion-dollar company public, she starts to wonder if it isn't too late for justice. Finally, there's Jake's much younger new wife, Jessica, who's struggling to stay afloat as a new mom while her high-profile husband grows increasingly distant. Set among Seattle's tech elite, the lives of these three women grow entangled as long-held secrets are forced to the surface, threatening to destroy their families.

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2. Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Described as Crazy Rich Asians meets The Help, Now You See Us is an entertaining murder mystery from the author of a previous Reese’s Book Club pick (Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows). Corazon, Donita and Angel are Filipina domestic workers employed as cleaners, maids and caregivers in Singapore. Everything seems normal until a Filipina maid is arrested for murdering her employer. The three protagonists don't know the accused well, but she could be any of them. So, they decide to piece together the mystery of what really happened on the day of the murder. After all, no one knows the secrets of these ultra-wealthy families like the women who work in their homes...

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3. The Kingdom of Prep: The Rise and (Near) Fall of J.Crew by Maggie Bullock

For a time, it seemed like J.Crew could do no wrong. The brand changed the way we dress, the way we shop and who we aspire to be. Then came financial disaster. Through extensive interviews with more than 100 J.Crew insiders and top industry experts, journalist Bullock charts J.Crew's origin story, its Obama-era heyday and its brush-with-death decline through the stories of the mercurial characters who helmed the company, all the while tracing the trajectory of American style and weaving together the threads of style, finance and culture.

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4. Fat Off, Fat On: A Big Bitch Manifesto by Clarkisha Kent

In this humorous, at times tragic memoir, cultural critic Clarkisha Kent unpacks the kind of compounded problems you face when you're a fat, Black, queer woman in a society obsessed with whiteness…and heteronormativity…and thinness. Fat Off, Fat On: A Big Bitch Manifesto follows Kent on her journey to realizing that her body is a gift to be grown into, that sometimes family doesn't always mean home and how even ill-fated bisexual romances could free her from gender essentialism, along the way sharing how we might begin the difficult—but joyful—work of setting ourselves free.

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5. There Are Too Many Milks: And Other Common Annoyances of Modern Life by Tara Lawall and Anne Marie Wonder

This funny illustrated tome explores the types of annoyances of modern life that any person on your holiday list will relate to. From meditations on the seemingly endless number of nondairy milk options and the ridiculousness of $30 salads to the struggle of picking the perfect email sign-off, There Are Too Many Milks will delight you or pretty much anyone in your life (it's a fabulous gift).

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6. Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began by Leah Hazard

Every person on Earth began inside a uterus, but how much do we really understand about the womb? Written by midwife and writer Leah Hazard, Womb is a fascinating investigation of the uterus—from birth to death, in sickness and in health, throughout history and into our possible future. Bringing together medical history, scientific discoveries and journalistic exploration, Hazard tackles pressing questions: Is the womb connected to the brain? Do hysterectomies affect sexual pleasure? Why does endometriosis take so long to be diagnosed? How does gender-affirming hormone therapy affect the uterus? Why does medical racism impact reproductive healthcare?

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7. Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-Ash

Two families live through World War II on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean in this debut love story. In 1940, 11-year-old Beatrix is sent from London to America to live with another family for the duration of the war. Scared and angry, Bea arrives in Boston to meet the Gregorys, who welcome her with open arms. As Bea relaxes into her new life, the girl she used to be begins to fade away, until she’s abruptly called home to London when the war ends. Despite being back with her family, the memory of her American family stays with her as she tries to move on and pursue love and a life of her own. Charting Bea’s life as she navigates her two worlds, Beyond That, the Sea explores heartache, forgiveness, loss and love.

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8. The Great Reclamation by Rachel Heng

Ah Boon is born in a fishing village in coastal Singapore in the waning years of British rule. Gentle and introspective, he prefers to spend his days playing with his neighbor, Siok Mei, than fishing. But when he discovers he has the unique ability to locate bountiful, movable islands that no one else can find, he feels a new sense of obligation—something to offer the community and impress the girl he has come to love. But by the time they’re teens, Ah Boon and Siok Mei are caught in the changing tides of the invasion of the Japanese army and the uncertain future of the fishing village. As the nation hurtles toward rebirth, the two friends reckon with the legacy of British colonialism, the sacrifices of love and ever-shifting definition of home.

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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