15 New Books Coming in March

Anita de Monte Laughs Last, by Xochitl Gonzalez

Gonzalez’s sophomore novel follows the Cuban artist Anita de Monte, who is forging a career in New York in the ’80s before her unexpected death, and Raquel Toro, a Puerto Rican art history student at a predominately white college in the ’90s. Through their intertwining stories, Gonzalez explores race, privilege, access and exclusion in the art world.

Flatiron, March 5

Help Wanted, by Adelle Waldman

In her new novel, Waldman takes readers to the break room and beyond at a big-box store in upstate New York. What’s it like to be a team member at a retail establishment you couldn’t live without? You’re about to find out.

Norton, March 5

The House of Hidden Meanings: A Memoir, by RuPaul

RuPaul, in reflective mode, traces his way from San Diego (childhood) to Atlanta (emergence) to New York and Miami (drag stardom). “It’s impossible to be powerless,” he writes, “if you realize that you yourself are power.”

Harper, March 5

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