New Book Releases: January 21, 2020

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

FOLLOW ME TO GROUND, Sue Rainsford. When she falls in love with a local, a magical young healer makes a decision that will forever transform her life and the lives of those around her. I’m really excited to get my hands on this one — and that cover is so stunning! , .

THE MAJESTIES, Tiffany Tsao. In Indonesia, the sole survivor of her sister’s poisoning of their entire family reflects on what pushed her sister to mass murder. , , .

THE SEEP, Chana Porter. The life of a middle-aged trans woman changes forever after a benign alien invasion. Jeff VanderMeer calls it “mesmerizing.” , , .

A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA, Isabel Allende. When Franco overthrows the Spanish government in the 1930s, a pregnant young widow must marry her dead husband’s brother, with whom she flees Spain to Chile on Pablo Neruda’s ship the SS Winnipeg. , , .

RIOT BABY, Tochi Onyebuchi. A novel about a girl who can see the future and her incarcerated brother who acts as her protector. , , .

THE TEACHER, Michal Ben-Naftali, Daniella Zamir (Translator). 30 years after the suicide of her mysterious teacher, a former student endeavors to uncover the woman’s life story. This novel won the Sapir Prize, one of Israel’s highest literary honors. , , .

TWEET CUTE, Emma Lord. The social media editor for (and heir to) a giant burger chain gets in a Twitter spat with an employee of his family’s deli — both not realizing that they’re also falling in love on an anonymous chat app. , .

SMALL DAYS AND NIGHTS, Tishani Doshi. When she inherits a beachfront house, a woman embarks on a new life there with a sister she never knew she had. , , .

RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE, Karma Brown. After moving to the New York suburbs, an aspiring writer finds a cookbook owned by the house’s earlier resident, a woman with her own stash of sinister, life-altering secrets. I’ll be buying this! , , .

REMEMRANCE, Rita Woods. The multi-generational story of Remembrance, a magical stop along the Underground Railroad where enslaved people on the run can disappear not only from their masters, but from white people altogether. , , .

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.

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.