New Book Releases: October 27, 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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MEMORIAL, Bryan Washington. A touching novel about a couple whose relationship is falling apart, as one goes to Japan to care for his ailing father and the other who stays in Houston with his boyfriend’s prickly mother. “A subtle and moving exploration of love, family, race, and the long, frustrating search for home,” writes Kirkus in a starred review. Like one of my favorite books of the year, The Margot Affair, this is highly recommended for people who love food. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

GONE, Linda K. Olson. In this memoir, a radiologist details her recovery from a train accident that resulted in the loss of both her legs and an arm. Bookshop.

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WARRIORS OF WING AND FLAME, Sara B. Larson. Two sisters must cross between worlds to save their family from an evil sorcerer in this YA fantasy sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light. Bookshop.

INSIDE STORY, Martin Amis. An autobiographical novel about the friendship between Amis and the late Christopher Hitchens. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

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THE COLD MILLIONS, Jess Walter. From the author of Beautiful Ruins, a novel about two brothers fighting for survival, justice, and financial stability in the early 20th century. “I haven’t encountered a more satisfying and moving novel about the struggle for workers’ rights in America,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. Aggregated critical reviews, Bookshop.

LOVE YOUR LIFE, Sophie Kinsella. After a painful breakup, a woman goes on a writer retreat that requires its attendees to adopt fake names, where she falls in love with a participant of a nearby martial arts retreat. Can they make their relationship work in real life, too? 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!

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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