New Book Releases: November 12, 2019

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

MONA IN THREE ACTS, Griet Op de Beeck, Michele Hutchison (Translator). When her mother dies in a car accident, a young woman finds a means of escape through theater. Indiebound, Amazon.

ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM GIRL, Nadine Jolie Courtney. A Muslim teen falls in love with the son of America’s number one conservative radio host. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE INNOCENTS, Michael Crummey. Two orphaned children fight to survive in the unforgiving wilderness of Newfoundland. Aggregated critical reviews, Indiebound, Amazon.

QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED, Kacen Callender. In this Caribbean-inspired fantasy, an orphan with the power to control minds seeks revenge against the colonizers who murdered her family. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE PURSUIT OF WILLIAM ABBEY, Claire North. In South Africa in the 1880s, a young doctor witnesses colonizers lynch a local child, whose spirit then haunts him. Indiebound, Amazon.

MAMA HISSA’S MICE, Saud Alsanousi, Sawad Hussain (Translator). After an attack on his neighborhood, a Kuwaiti man regains consciousness only to find that his world has become unrecognizable. Amazon (Kindle only until January 2020).

CROWN OF OBLIVION, Julie Eshbaugh. In this YA fantasy, an indentured servant participates in a race that could earn her freedom — if it doesn’t kill her first. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE MUTATIONS, Jorge Comensal, Charlotte Whittle (Translator). A cancer patient, whose illness has deprived him of speech, receives a foul-mouthed parrot as a get-well gift. Aggregated critical reviews, Indiebound, Amazon.

CAMGIRL, Isa Mazzei. A memoir about a college grad who begins a career as a camgirl, where she finds immense success yet struggles to feel like she belongs. Indiebound, Amazon.

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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