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.

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. , .

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

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. , .

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

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. , .

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. , .

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.” , .

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

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. , .

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

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. , .

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. , .

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. , .

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

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. , .

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. , .

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.

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.