Best New Books: Week of February 6, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!


Adult Fiction

 The 12.30 from Croydon, by Freeman Wills Crofts

 The Bertie Project, by Alexander McCall Smith

 A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates

 The Burning World, by Isaac Marion

 The Clairvoyants, by Karen Brown

 The Freedom Broker, by K.J. Howe

newbooks Garden of Lamentations, by Deborah Crombie

 The Impossible Fortress, by Jason Rekulak

 The Lonely Hearts Hotel, by Heather O’Neill

 Lust, by Victoria Christopher Murray

 Nowhere Near You, by Leah Thomas

 Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman

 The One Inside, by Sam Shepard

 Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

 The Possessions, by Sara Flannery Murphy

 The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

 Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

 To Name Those Lost, by Rohan Wilson


Adult Nonfiction

 Age of Anger: A History of the Present, by Pankaj Mishra

 Blue on Blue: An Insider’s Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops, by Charles Campisi and Gordon Dillow

 A Country Between: Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide, by Stephanie Saldaña

 Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication, and Music, by James Rhodes

 This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression, by Daphne Merkin


Youth Nonfiction 

 ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet, by Juana Medina Rosas

 Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel, by Nancy Castaldo

 The Secret Project, by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter



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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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  1.' Lynne Welch says:

    If you want a good Thriller, After Me by Deborah Coonts. It’s amazing, best book of my 2017 so far! is her site for all the book info! This is a great list you have, I will be reading some of these for sure!

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