New Book Releases: November 11, 2020

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

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THE ARREST, Jonathan Lethem. In a future in which most forms of technology — cars, computers, television — are defunct, a former screenwriter living in Maine on his sister’s farm finds his life further disturbed when an old colleague shows up in a nuclear-powered digger. “Defiantly pulpy,” writes USA Today. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

GLIMMER AS YOU CAN, Danielle Martin. In 1960s Brooklyn, tragedy threatens the survival of an underground women’s club. Bookshop.

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THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING, Wai Chim. A teenager’s life is turned upside down when her mother’s mental illness worsens. The New York Times calls it “heart-wrenching.” Bookshop.

LITTLE CRUELTIES, Liz Nugent. Conflict and competition between three famous and powerful Irish brothers ends with one of them dead. Bookshop.

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COBBLE HILL, Cecily von Ziegesar. From the author of Gossip Girl, a new adult novel about four families in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. “A surprisingly tender, detailed, and quiet study of eccentric characters who are thoroughly interesting even when making bad decisions,” writes Kirkus. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

MOONFLOWER MURDERS, Anthony Horowitz. A retired book publisher discovers clues to a murder in one of her late authors’ mystery novels. “This is a flawless update of classic golden age whodunits,” writes Publisher’s Weekly in a starred review. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

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THE BUTCHER’S BLESSING, Ruth Gilligan. The story of the events leading up a photo of a dead man strung up by his feet, like a slaughtered cow, told through the eyes of 12-year-old Úna. “An atmospheric portrait of a country at a crossroads, moving away from the traditional ways and toward a slick new millennial future. Thoroughly lovely,” writes Kirkus. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

TSARINA, Ellen Apsten. The second wife of Peter the Great, Catherine Alexeyevna, tries to grab power for herself as her husband lays dying in the Winter Palace in 1725. Bookshop.

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THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS, Danielle Evans. A novella and a collection of short stories from the acclaimed writer. Read an interview with Evans in the New York Times here. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

LITTLE THREATS, Emily Schultz. When a woman convicted of murdering her best friend as a teen — yet maintains her innocence — is finally released, a true crime television series shows up at her front door claiming they’ve found new evidence. “ Schultz knows how to keep the reader engrossed,” writes Publisher’s Weekly. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

A note: I use affiliate links, so when you buy a book through my link, I get a small commission! This doesn’t affect the books I choose, obviously!

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