New Book Releases: September 10, 2019

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

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FRANKLY IN LOVE, David Yoon. A second-generation immigrant teen falls in love with a white girl and forms a friendship with another girl in a similar situation in this YA romance. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood. The sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE. Indiebound, Amazon.

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OUT OF DARKNESS, SHINING LIGHT, Petina Gappah. In the 19th century, a group of men and women transport the body of an explorer and missionary across the continent of Africa so he can be buried in England. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE INSTITUTE, Stephen King. A child with special abilities is kidnapped and experimented on in the horror king novelist’s latest. Indiebound, Amazon.

AKIN, Emma Donaghue. A retired professor takes in his great nephew and tries to solve the mystery of his mother’s wartime past in the new novel from the author of ROOM. Indiebound, Amazon.

GIDEON THE NINTH, Tamsyn Muir. The emperor of a necromantic kingdom hosts a series of tests for the heirs of nine houses to compete to land roles as his new assistant in this highly anticipated sci-fi/fantasy mashup. Indiebound, Amazon.

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THE DIVERS’ GAME, Jesse Ball. In the future, the world is divided into two groups of people: “pats,” who are free to kill at will “quads.” Indiebound, Amazon.

THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON, Meg Waite Clayton. A member of the Dutch resistance rescues children from the Nazis. Indiebound, Amazon.

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PET, Akwaeke Emezi. A girl must protect her best friend from a monster when a creature emerges from her mother’s painting in this YA novel from the author of FRESHWATER. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE NOBODIES, Lisa Palmer. A laid-off journalist uncovers the possible story of a lifetime at her new startup job. Indiebound, Amazon.

LOST IN THE SPANISH QUARTER, Heddi Goodrich. A woman returns to Naples, where she went to university and fell in love, to reconnect with an old flame. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY, Alix E. Harrow. A young woman finds a book with magical powers in this highly anticipated historical fantasy debut. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE SECOND CHANCE SUPPER CLUB, Nicole Meier. Two estranged sisters reconnect in the Arizona desert as they work to keep a secret dinner club up and running. Indiebound, Amazon.

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GUN ISLAND, Amitav Ghosh. A rare bookseller and Bengali immigrant searches for the truth behind a Bengali legend. Indiebound, Amazon.

RUBY AND ROLAND, Faith Sullivan. In the early 20th century, an orphan falls in love with her neighbor, and is asked to care for his wife. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE NANNY, Gilly Macmillan. 30 years after a beloved nanny disappears without a trace, human remains are found on the childhood estate, forcing a woman to question her relationship with her mother. Indiebound, Amazon.

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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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