17 Books to Watch for in March 2011

From the debut novel of 25-year-old Tea Obreht (one of the New Yorker's 20 Under 40) to Joshua Foer's enthralling investigation into the current state of memory, March 2011 has something for everyone.
Heat Wave

Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

640 pages; Harper
An exhaustive biography of the audacious entertainer who shattered racial barriers, wowed audiences, and famously feuded with other African-American show-biz legends.
— Karen Holt