Elizabeth Strout, Haruki Murakami and Roxane Gay are just a few of the authors with books hitting the shelves this spring. Here are some of the titles we’re looking forward to — with more to come.


American War, by Omar El Akkad (Knopf)

Set in the late 21st century, this novel imagines the United States violently divided, once again, by civil war.

(Random House)

Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

Interconnected stories about people in a small Illinois town where Lucy Barton — from Strout’s previous novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” was raised.

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, by Frances FitzGerald (Simon & Schuster)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Fire in the Lake” tells the story of the evangelical movement in America, from the Puritans to Trump.

The Horse Dancer, by Jojo Moyes (Penguin)

A young lawyer takes in a teenage girl with a secret that could change their lives forever, in this latest novel by the author of “Me Before You.”

Janesville: An American Story, by Amy Goldstein (Simon & Schuster)

A Washington Post reporter chronicles the aftereffects of a shuttered General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wis.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann (Doubleday)

A New Yorker reporter chronicles a brutal series of murders in the American West and the birth of the FBI to investigate them.

Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War, by Lynne Olson (Random House)

A history of England’s role as the base of operations for displaced European leaders fighting against Hitler.

The Lowells of Massachusetts, by Nina Sankovitch (St. Martin’s)

The chronicle of a remarkable American family that had an outsize influence in politics, business, science and the arts.


Nevertheless: A Memoir, by Alec Baldwin (Harper)

The actor and frequent “Saturday Night Live” personality recalls his life and career.

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes (Crown)

The Stars Are Fire, by Anita Shreve (Knopf)

A raging fire along the coast of Maine changes a mother’s life forever.


Before We Sleep, by Jeffrey Lent (Bloomsbury)

In the mid 1960s, a teenage girl goes searching for her biological father in this story about a Vermont family changed by war.

Churchill and Orwell, by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Press)

A dual biography of two men who foresaw the threat of totalitarian regimes and fought to destroy them.

(Little, Brown)

The Dinner Party , by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown)

The first collection of stories by the author of “Then We Came to the End” and “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.”

Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton (Harper)

If Crichton can reanimate dinosaurs, why can’t his publisher reanimate Crichton? This “recently discovered novel” is a fossil-hunting thriller set in the Wild West.

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art, by Rudiger Safranski (Liveright)

A biography of Germany’s greatest writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who created immortal novels, poems and plays while also producing major scientific treatises.

House of Names, by Colm Tóibín (Scribner)

The Irish writer of “Brooklyn” and “The Master” retells the ancient tragedy of Clytemnestra.

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)

The author of “The Girl on the Train” spins a new thriller about a teenage girl left behind when her mother is murdered.

Jane Austen: The Secret Radical, by Helena Kelly (Knopf)

This reassessment of the beloved writer illustrates how radical Austen’s novels were — and remain.


The Leavers, by Lisa Ko (Algonquin)

Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, this novel describes a young man’s search for his Chinese mother, an undocumented immigrant in New York.

Men Without Women, by Haruki Murakami, trans. from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen (Knopf)

Seven new short stories by the author “Norwegian Wood,” “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” and “1Q84.”

New Boy, by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth)

The latest volume of the Hogarth Shakespeare series is a modern retelling of “Othello” set in a 1970s Washington-area grade school.

No One Can Pronounce My Name, by Rakesh Satyal (Picador)

Two Indian Americans — a romance writer and a department store worker — forge an unlikely but enriching friendship.

Saints For All Occasions, by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)

Two Irish sisters come to America together but are soon separated and lead very different lives.

Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane (Ecco)

A psychological thriller about a former journalist who gets drawn into a dark conspiracy.

Testimony, by Scott Turow (Grand Central)

An American prosecutor investigates the disappearance of a Roma refugee camp during the Bosnian war.


Woman No. 17, by Edan Lepucki (Hogarth)

A writer thinks hiring a young artist to take care of her children will give her time to finish her memoir, but this idyllic situation spins dangerously out of control.


Camino Island, by John Grisham (Doubleday)

A young novelist is hired by a mysterious woman to investigate a shady rare books dealer on Camino Island, Fla.

The Changeling, by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau)

A book dealer in New York finds his happy family life disrupted by dark magic.

The Chalk Artist, by Allegra Goodman (Dial)

The surprising relationship between a street artist and the daughter of a tech mogul in Cambridge, Mass.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, by Alan Alda (Random House)

The beloved actor and host of “Scientific American Frontiers” explains how to communicate more effectively.


Hunger, by Roxane Gay (Harper)

A memoir by the author of “Difficult Women” and “Bad Feminist.”

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy (Knopf)

The latest novel from the author of “The God of Small Things” is a love story that moves across the Indian subcontinent.

Quiet Until the Thaw, by Alexandra Fuller (Penguin Press)

A debut novel by the memoirist who wrote “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight”: Two Native American cousins separated by violence are reunited decades later after one is released from prison.

River Under the Road, by Scott Spencer (Ecco)

Two couples meet in New York, hoping to fulfill the American Dream, and turn to art and crime.

So Much Blue, by Percival Everett (Graywolf)

A painter working on a giant canvas that he won’t let anyone see recalls the troubled secrets of his past.

Toscanini: Musician of Conscience, by Harvey Sachs (Liveright)

Recently available archival material and new interviews inspired Sachs to reassess the Italian conductor, who was the subject of his 1978 biography.

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, by Nina Riggs (Simon & Schuster)

In the tradition of “When Breath Becomes Air,” a meditation on life and death by a writer in her final days.