Best New Books: Week of March 13, 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

a very cute and startled looking dog The Devil’s Triangle, by Catherine Coulter

 Every Wild Heart, by Meg Donohue

 Heretics, by Leonardo Padura

 The Idiot, by Elif Batuman

 Jerzy, by Jerome Charyn

 Saratoga Payback, by Stephen Dobyns


Adult Nonfiction

 Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earth, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System, by Michael Summers

 The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future, by Joselin Linder

 For Love of the Dollar: A Portrait of the Artist as an Undocumented Immigrant, by J. M. Servin

 The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis

 Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet, by Lyndal Roper

 Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home, by Amy Dickinson

 Teeth: Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, by Mary Otto

 Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork, by Blair Stocker

 You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, by Wendy Lesser


Youth Fiction

 Amina’s Voice, by Hena Khan

 Bronze and Sunflower, by Cao Wenxuan

 The Goat, by Anne Fleming

 Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly

 In Darkling Wood, by Emma Carroll

 Love, Ish, by Karen Rivers

 Triangle, by Mac Barnett

 Who Killed Christopher Goodman?, by Allan Wolf


Youth Nonfiction

 All Kinds of Cars, by Carl Johanson

 A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human, by Kay Frydenborg

 The Hidden Life of a Toad, by Doug Wechsler

 Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot, by Matthew Clark Smith

 Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports, by Phil Bildner

 Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, by Kwame Alexander



About the Author:

Charlotte Chadwick is currently an intern for Booklist. A senior at Lake Forest College, she is studying creative writing and print and digital publishing. When she isn't writing short stories, there's nothing she enjoys more than drinking coffee and dodging questions about her post-grad plans.

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