The March Poll Is Closing Soon!

The members of Real Simple’s online book club have until February 24 to vote for their March 2013 read.

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Hi, Bookies!



If you haven’t yet voted for your March book, now is the time. Make your choice from one of the four books below before our poll closes, at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 24.

—Maura

The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet—A Memoir, by Dara-Lynn Weiss

A follow-up to the controversial 2012 Vogue article in which Weiss discussed why she decided to put her 7-year-old daughter on a diet, the book promises to be thought- and discussion-provoking.

Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

In Kingsolver’s latest, powerful novel, Dellarobia Turnbow, an unhappy young Tennessee farm wife, stumbles upon what seems to be a miracle: a valley alive with beautiful monarch butterflies. But outsiders ascribe darker reasons to the butterflies’ presence, reasons that spark tensions and challenge beliefs.

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Like his debut novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini’s wildly popular best-seller is set in Afghanistan. Here, two women, thrown together through cruel circumstances, forge a bond that is stronger than the forces—both political and personal—that conspire against them. A riveting, bittersweet story.

Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan

A runner-up in our October 2012 poll, Maine could be the antidote to late-winter blahs: Love and family are at its heart, as three generations of Kelleher women unpack their secrets, hopes, and longings when they arrive at their summer cottage in Maine.