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From broken hearts to broken bodies: the most gripping new reads of March

March is packed full of fabulous books and there’s an unintentional theme of parenting and work running through a lot of them. Everyone is trying to do the best for their kids in The Lover by Anna Raverat which details the aftermath of the discovery of an infidelity, and The Living by Anjali Joseph which shows us two very different shoemakers. Toxic parenting is very much on the menu in Hot Milk by Deborah Levy and The Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier.

I’ve picked out two short story collections this month and would highly recommend making time in your life to be exhilarated by both Vertigo by Joanna Walsh and Treats by Lara Williams. Moving on to curling up on the sofa territory, any rainy weekends in March will be hugely brightened by After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning and The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace.

Two of this month’s authors pour their own lives on to the page with great effect. Harry Parker’s impressive debut novel Anatomy of a Soldier is partly based on his own experiences of being blown up in Afghanistan and Helen Stevenson’s memoir Love Like Salt is a beautiful and rather uplifting stroll through music and art that examines what it is like to be the mother of a child with a chronic illness.

Happy Reading.

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