Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from March 2–6 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.
Early Warning, by Jane Smiley
Smiley continues the multigenerational, cross-country saga of the Iowa-rooted Langdon family she began in Some Luck (2014).
Macbeth, by Gareth Hinds and illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Hinds offers another sensitive adaptation of classic literature in this beautifully colored and evocative rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Blood on Snow, by Jo Nesbø
Nesbø tends to serve both small plates and large. The latter are typically novels in the Harry Hole series, multidimensional thrillers that often jump from the present to the past as the many-demoned hero sinks his teeth into a new case.
The Porcupine of Truth, by Bill Konigsberg
Seventeen-year-old Carson has come from New York City to Billings, Montana, to spend the summer with his dying father, whom he hasn’t seen in 14 years.
Undertow, by Michael Buckley
Lyric Walker has lived her whole life on Coney Island, and it has always been a weird place, but it’s even stranger now that the Alpha—a warrior race of underwater beings with sea-creature-like qualities—have taken up residence on the beach.