30 books for spring reading

March 25, 2015 12:05 PM

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Spring used to be the shoulder season in the publishing industry, after the big holiday blockbusters and before the waves of "summer reads." Now it's hard to categorize - one of 2015's big books, former Seattleite-turned-New Yorker Erik Larson's "Dead Wake," about the sinking of the Lusitania, popped up on the first of March. English writer Helen Macdonald's memoir "H is For Hawk," a memoir of Macdonald's mourning for her father by training a goshawk, is already one of the "it" books of the year, and also came out March 1.

There's more to come between now and July 1 - David McCullough's history of the Wright Brothers and new fiction by Kazuo Ishiguro, Toni Morrison, Kate Atkinson, Stephen King and Sara Gruen.

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