Anticipated Spring Book Releases
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Most Anticipated Spring 2021 Book Releases

I don’t know about you, but I am very ready for spring. We’ve had some pretty beautiful days in the last week or two, and I’ve been dressing for the weather I want, not necessarily the weather I have, and I am a-okay with that. With a new season come new book releases! Let’s get started with my most anticipated spring 2021 book releases!

one | The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh
Based on the true events about a zookeeper and an elephant, The Elephant of Belfast follows Hettie Quin and her three-year-old elephant Violet during World War II. Hettie works at the Bellevue Zoo in Belfast as Violet’s personal keeper. When Belfast is bombed in April 1941 and nearly 1,000 civilians are killed, Hettie must fight tooth-and-nail to project Violet the night and during the resulting unrest. This book was inspired by the true life of Denise Austin. Out April 6

two | Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson
Bree Cabbat grew up in rural Georgia with a single mother, so when she marries into a family with wealth, power, and the right connections, she feels like she’s really made it. One day, she wakes up to see an old woman peering into her bedroom window. She disappears as quickly as she appeared, but Bree sees her later that day at her daughter’s school in the parking lot. Bree thinks nothing of it until she notices her baby boy isn’t in his car seat anymore. In order to get her baby back, Bree must complete one seemingly innocent task. But what seems innocent, turns into a tangled web of tragedy. Out April 6

three | The Light of Days by Judy Batalion
Meet the band of women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs during World War II. The Light of Days is the incredible true story of the Jewish women of Poland who helped transform Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. They paid off guards, hid guns in bread loaves, flirted with German soldiers just to kill them, and some even orchestrated their own escape from Nazi jail. This is the tale of the fight for freedom and staggering female bravery that was present throughout the war. Out April 6

four | Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez
Vanessa lives life to the fullest because she never knows which day will be her last. As a travel influencer focused on showing her followers how to live life in the moment, she’s just too busy to think about the potential illness that may run through her veins. Everything changes one day when her half-sister leaves her infant daughter with Vanessa. Now, Vanessa is house-bound and in charge of a new life she barely knows. Who else to come to her rescue but her by-the-books, hot lawyer neighbor! Sparks are bound to fly.  Out April 6

five | The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen
Caroline is getting a divorce. As she comes to grips with the end of her marriage, she receives a request from her great-aunt, Juliet “Lettie” Browning. She’s being sent on an adventure with a sketchbook, three keys, and a destination – Venice. Lettie wants to take Caroline down memory lane by sending her to her favorite place. On this adventure, Caroline will learn about Lettie’s love affair with Leonardo, a man whose whole life is determined by his royal blood. The two believe they can never be together until one day war forces the pair to fight, survive, and protect a secret that will bind them forever. Out April 13

six | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Ryland Grace can’t even remember his own name, but he is expected to save Earth from an extinction-level threat. When he wakes up in space surrounded by two corpses, he realizes the task he has set out to accomplish is going to be near impossible — that is, once he remembers what that task is. Out May 4

seven | The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Once a promising young novelist, Jacob is now a second-rate teacher at a third-rate MFA program. He hasn’t written a book in years, and when his arrogant student Evan boasts about his fail-proof plot, Jacob writes him off as a narcissist. But, when he hears the idea, he knows Evan has a best-seller on his hands. While waiting for Evan’s eventual success, Jacob finds out his student has died, and he does what any other writer would do with an amazing story (right?), he tells it. Jacob finds astronomical success with his stolen idea, and he thinks he’s gotten away with it until he gets a mysterious email one day. “You are a theif.”  Out May 11

eight | Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
It’s August 1983, and Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party is happening. The Riva’s — Nina, Jay, and Kit — are the people to be, but no one wants to be at her party less than Nina herself. Nina was recently left by her husband for his tennis partner. Jay is waiting for his dream girl to arrive. And Kit is waiting for her secret guest to arrive. By midnight, the party is out of control, and by morning, the mansion will be up in flames. Out June 1

Happy reading,

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  • Анжелика

    a book of elegant, French and Italian-inspired dishes like Meyer Lemon Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables and a gorgeously puffed Baked Ricotta. He really fell in love with a cookie famous since Spungen’s days as the food editor of Martha Stewart Living: a chewy, just-spicy-enough Triple-Ginger Chocolate Chunk beauty. In the spirit of a Martha Stewart book, most dishes come with tips to help you make them for company, without standing at the stovetop while your guests enjoy the party without you. Spungen, who has thrown many much-talked-about dinner parties, both real and imagined (she supervised all the food in The pantry staple focus of this book is especially apt in this moment of widespread health panic. Jessica Elliott Dennison has divided the book into chapters by ingredient (‘Green Lentils’, ‘Tomatoes’, Coconut Milk’, etc.), calling on mostly non-perishables in each recipe.

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