10 Great Novels Publishing in March 2020

When you consider that January lasted about 17 years it’s quite astonishing how quickly the year is now flying by. March is almost upon us and for us in the Northern Hemisphere, at least, thoughts are turning to springtime. A new month also means a new selection of newly published books and so today we’re taking a look at the best of the March new releases.

For this list we’re concentrating on novels written by adults, and each of the books is out this March. Some are hotly anticipated, others are just likely to catch your eye but they are the novels we think will be the bestsellers this coming month.

This Terrible Beauty – Katrin Schumann

March 1st, 2020

On the windswept shores of an East German island, Bettina Heilstrom struggles to build a life from the ashes. World War II has ended, and her country is torn apart. Longing for a family, she marries Werner, an older bureaucrat who adores her. But after joining the fledgling secret police, he is drawn deep into its dark mission and becomes a dangerous man.

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The Night Watchman – Louise Erdrich

March 3rd, 2020

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.

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Sea of Lost Girls – Carol Goodman

March 3rd, 2020

In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, Shari Lapena, and Michelle Richmond comes a new thriller from the bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages—a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future.

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The Body Politic – Brian Platzer

March 3rd, 2020

Elegant and perceptive, The Body Politic explores the meaning of commitment, the nature of forgiveness, the way that buried secrets will always find their way to the surface, and how all of it can shift—and eventually erupt—over the course of a life.

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The Companions – Katie M Flynn

March 3rd, 2020

As Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go, this speculative novel looks into a dark and frightening future where bodies are a commodity for the rich…. and dead.

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The Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel

March 10th, 2020

After a long wait, the final book in the Wolf Hall trilogy is out this month and it’s likely to be the bestselling book for March, bringing to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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A Thousand Moons – Sebastian Barry

March 19th, 2020

A Thousand Moons is a hotly anticipated novel by Sebastian Barry. Narrated by Winona – the young Lakota orphan adopted by soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole in Days Without End – A Thousand Moons continues Sebastian Barry’s extraordinary fictional exploration of late nineteenth century America.

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The Bass Rock – Evie Wyld

March 23rd, 2020

Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other.

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The City We Became – J. K Jemisin

March 24th, 2020

Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

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Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrel

March 31st, 2020

Agnes settles with her husband in Henley street, Stratford, and has three children: a daughter, Susanna, and then twins, Hamnet and Judith. The boy, Hamnet, dies in 1596, aged eleven. Four years or so later, the husband writes a play called Hamlet as Maggie O’Farrell brings to life the inspiration for Britain’s most famous playwright.

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