New Book Releases: March 29, 2022

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

Angela Lashbrook

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HOME OR AWAY, Kathleen West. A former hockey star moves back home to Minnesota where she gets tangled up with her former coach, who tells her that if she helps back him up in a sexual harassment lawsuit, he’ll get her son on a coveted hockey team. “West captures the kid hockey scene with blade-sharp precision,” writes Cynthia Dickison in the Star Tribune. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

THE RESTING PLACE, Camilla Sten, Alexandra Fleming (Translator). After she witnesses her grandmother’s murder, a woman with facial blindness inherits her grandmother’s home, where ominous incidents begin to pile up. In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly calls it an “engrossing, character-rich psychological thriller.” Bookshop.

A HOUSE BETWEEN EARTH AND THE MOON, Rebecca Scherm. In a near future hovering on the brink of climate disaster, a group of interconnected characters grapple with the implications of a research facility in outer space where researchers are developing an algorithm to predict human behavior. From the author of the spectacular Unbecoming. “Propulsive, captivating, touching, funny — and utterly terrifying,” writes L.A. Taggart in the San Francisco Chronicle. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

THE WOLF DEN, Elodie Harper. An enslaved girl in a brothel in ancient Pompeii finds companionship and hope among the other women in the “Wolf Den.” Bookshop.

OUT THERE, Kate Folk. A collection of short stories that Kelly Link calls “so sharp and ingenious you may cut yourself on them while reading.” Read the original short story in the New Yorker. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

THE DIAMOND EYE, Kate Quinn. A former Ukrainian sniper in World War II moves temporarily to the United States and finds herself developing an unexpected friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt and another ex-sniper, but when she crosses paths with an old enemy, she has to make and act upon a plan to vanquish him once and for all. “Historical fiction fans will be riveted,” writes Publisher’s Weekly. Bookshop.

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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.