New Book Releases: December 1, 2020

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

I’M STAYING HERE, Marco Balzano, Jill Foulston (Translator). As fascism overtakes Europe in the early 20th century, a German woman in Italy must make impossible decisions when her young daughter goes missing. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “quietly devastating.” Bookshop.

ORDESA, Manuel Vilas, Andrea Rosenberg (Translator). From the acclaimed Spanish novelist and poet, a work of autofiction about a man looking back at the shattered pieces of his life. Bookshop.

REST AND BE THANKFUL, Emma Glass. A pediatric nurse approaches burnout in a novel the Star Tribune calls “a pungent piece of writing, tactile and sensory to the extreme.” Bookshop.

PERESTROIKA IN PARIS, Jane Smiley. A horse wanders out of her stable and discovers Paris, becoming friends with an elegant dog and a young boy who lives with his 100-year-old great-grandmother. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres. Bookshop.

THE ARCTIC FURY, Greer Macallister. After several search and rescue groups have failed to find Lady Jane Franklin’s husband and his expedition, Franklin decides to send twelve women to search for him instead. But one year later, the leader of the all-female search and rescue group is on trial for murder, and only five of the women she traveled with will stand behind her. What happened out there on the ice? Bookshop.

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