Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

NOTES ON AN EXECUTION, Danya Kukafka. In Kukafka’s second novel, a serial killer on death row reflects on his past, while the stories of the women in his life — his mother, his wife’s twin sister, an obsessed detective — offer counterpoints to his own skewed perspective of his life.
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Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

ALL DAY IS A LONG TIME, David Sanchez. A young Floridian finds his way into — and out of — addiction. “This gritty and engrossing account of a man traversing into and out of hopelessness will stay with readers,” writes Publisher’s Weekly. Bookshop.

SUCH A PRETTY SMILE, Kristi Demeester. A…

Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

TO PARADISE, Hanya Yanagihara. A sprawling epic from the acclaimed author of A Little Life. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

YONDER, Jabari Asim. The friendship between two enslaved men begins to unravel when a preacher with a mysterious past comes to their plantation. “A wonder-filled novel about the power of words…

Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS, Jessamine Chan. In a dystopian world in which the state surveils mothers, a doting mother makes a mistake that could get her conscripted to an institution where mothers’ devotion is catalogued and assessed. “An enthralling dystopian drama that makes complex points about parenting with depth…

Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

THE FAMILY, Naomi Krupitsky. Two Italian American girls whose fathers are in the Mafia grow up together in Brooklyn alongside “disappearances,” World War II, and the trials of motherhood. “Krupitsky beautifully captures their day-to-day lives under never-ending tension,” writes Publisher’s Weekly. Bookshop.

NEW YORK, MY VILLAGE, Uwem Akpan. A Nigerian…

Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

OH WILLIAM!, Elizabeth Strout. A woman goes on a trip to discover more about a family secret with her ex-husband, with whom she’s still close. “This brilliant, compelling, tender novel is — quite simply — a joy,” writes the Boston Globe. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

FEMLANDIA, Christina Dalcher. In an…

Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

THE BRIDES OF MARACOOR, Gregory Maguire. In this novel by the author of Wicked, Elphaba’s granddaughter washes up on the beach of a mysterious island, disrupting the group of seven women who have always lived there. A “complex, enticing fantasy,” says Publisher’s Weekly. “An expertly crafted introduction to a new…

Each week, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that Tuesday.

I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS, Claire Vaye Watkins. A new mother takes a work trip to the desert where she grew up, and confronts the relentless ghosts of her past. “Funny, deeply searching, and innovative,” writes the Boston Globe. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

A SPINDLE SPLINTERED, Alix E…

Angela Lashbrook

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

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