5 Must-Have Books For Your Spring Collection

Mike Crisolago | April 28th, 2017

This spring, in the world of literature, it’s all about making the old new again.




Few books come with more anticipation this spring than the English translation of 68-year-old Haruki Murakami’s latest short story collection, Men Without Women.

Ernest Hemingway released a short story collection with the same title 90 years ago, though he had a lot going on back then, according to Nicholas Reynolds in Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961.


Meanwhile, a pair of Brits helped find lovelorn Londoners a mate in a true-life project recalled in Penrose Halton’s The Marriage Bureau: True Stories of 1940s London Matchmakers, coming to TV via the producers of Downton Abbey.




Award-winning author Tracy Chevalier reimagines Shakespeare’s Othello with 1970s schoolchildren in New Boy, while mystery fans can “spring” for two new thrillers – Scott Turow’s Testimony and Anders de la Motte’s newly translated The Silenced, winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel award in 2015.



A version of this article appeared in the May 2017 issue on p. 16.