New Book Releases: September 3, 2019

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

THE PARIS ORPHAN, Natasha Lester. A model moves to France to photograph World War II for Vogue; decades later, a young woman discovers monumental secrets about her mother while curating a collection of wartime photographs. Indiebound, Amazon.

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DOMINICANA, Angie Cruz. A teen girl moves from the Dominican Republic to New York City in this highly-anticipated new novel. Indiebound, Amazon.

THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS, Katy Rose Pool. One-hundred years ago, the Seven Prophets, put on earth to protect its citizens, disappeared, leaving behind one last prophecy foretelling that a new Prophet could unite, or destroy, the world. Could one of this novel’s cast of five unlikely characters be the Prophet? Indiebound, Amazon.

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THE NIGHTJAR, Deborah Hewitt. A woman with the ability to see “nightjars” — magical birds that protect human souls — must travel to an alternate London to develop her talents and save her best friend. Indiebound, Amazon.

CANTORAS, Carolina De Robertis. Five friends weather the Uruguayan dictatorship, love, and loss in this highly anticipated novel by the author of The Gods of Tango. Indiebound, Amazon.

MISSING PERSON, Sarah Lotz. A group of armchair sleuths looking for a possible serial killer victim may have been infiltrated by the killer themselves. Indiebound, Amazon.

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THE SECRETS WE KEPT, Lara Prescott. Two women work to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of Soviet Russia at the height of the Cold War. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE GLASS WOMAN, Caroline Lea. In 1680s Iceland, a woman moves to a remote village to marry a man with a dark, frightening past and a dead ex-wife. Indiebound, Amazon.

SMALL SILENT THINGS, Robin Page. A wealthy mother and a Rwandan genocide refugee form a friendship and find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways. Indiebound, Amazon.

AFTER THE FLOOD, Kassandra Montag. 100 years into the future, the world is mostly buried under water. When a woman’s husband kidnaps their daughter to uncertain ends, the mother will endanger everything she knows to get her back. Indiebound, Amazon. (read my brief Instagram review here.)

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PERMANENT RECORD, Mary H.K. Choi. A college dropout and a pop star fall in love in this YA novel by the author of Emergency Contact. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE HARP OF KINGS, Juliet Marillier. A teenage musician and aspiring warrior discovers an otherworldly plot to disrupt her kingdom in this first in a series from an acclaimed fantasy novelist. Indiebound, Amazon.

SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER, Mike Isaac. A New York Times journalist investigates the rise of Uber and its tyrannical founder, Travis Kalanick. Indiebound, Amazon.

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS, Melanie Truong. Three women tell stories of their interactions with a writer best known for his books about Japan in this highly anticipated historical novel. Indiebound, Amazon.

THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK, Adrienne Young. In this Viking-inspired YA fantasy, an 18-year-old orphan fortune teller covered in tattoos is thrust into the middle of a terrifying war. Indiebound, Amazon.

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