We made it through a long winter. Greet spring with a fresh paperback (or 6)

Friends, it’s been a long winter. Treat yourself to a new paperback, ideally from a local bookstore (they’ve had a rough season too), and greet the spring. Here are six that should hold your attention, even if the sun peeks out. “Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret in French Cooking” by Bill Buford (Knopf, $17, available March 30). As we all dream of traveling again, this might be a good read: The author of “Heat” writes of his adventures working in restaurant kitchens in Lyon. “So much cooking and eating gets done that Buford’s next book, …

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