There is no better way to combat cold, dreary winter days than curling up with a good read. Escape into these buzzy new books, from thrillers and non-fiction to romances and essays. We have rounded up stories of resilience, intergenerational trauma, how to live better for longer, and even a modern-day fairy tale.
For a real trip
Children of the Moon
by Anthony De Sa
De Sa’s first two novels explored 1970s Toronto from inside the Portuguese community. For his latest book, he goes farther afield and farther back in time. In Tanzania in 1956, a child with albinism is viewed as a curse, and her turbulent upbringing pushes her toward a young man from Mozambique who has also been cast aside. $33, May 7. Penguin Random House.