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…

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

A CALLING FOR CHARLIE BARNES, Joshua Ferris. A 68-year-old financial planner rediscovers himself after a cancer scare turns out to be nothing. “Ferris can now truly sit back and enjoy the ride. He’s finally done it,” writes The Irish Times. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

THE MORNING STAR, Karl Ove Knausgaard…

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

THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS, Ruth Ozeki. A child who, after his father’s death, begins to hear the voices of the objects surrounding him, retreats to a library, where the books speak in whispers and he make friends with other societal misfits. “Clever without being arch, metafictional without being…

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

MY SWEET GIRL, Amanda Jayatissa. An adoptee from Sri Lanka finds her life thrown into turmoil when she rents her spare room to a young Indian man, whom she finds dead in a pool of blood — and then he disappears. Read an excerpt here. Bookshop.

APPLES NEVER FALL, Liane…

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

MATRIX, Lauren Groff. Cast out of Eleanor of Aquitaine’s court, the ungainly and independent “bastardess” Marie de France becomes the prioress of a decrepit abbey, which she will elevate to glory over the course of her life. This clever, funny novel is undoubtedly one of the best books of the…

24 novels to make winter weather a bit more bearable

It’s only August and yet, in New York City, the leaves are already turning; yellow patches dot the trees lining the Greenpoint street I live on, and at the park, my dog’s paws crunch happily over the thin layer of fallen leaves blanketing the lawn.

Summer is no less a…

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

FERAL CREATURES, Kira Jane Buxton. In this sequel to the award-winning Hollow Kingdom, foul-mouthed crow S.T. stumbles upon a secret that could save humankind, which is on the verge of total destruction after a devastating virus. “Buxton balances the snarky humor and moving tenderness of her delightful protagonist with genuine…

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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