Best New Books: Week of April 3, 2017

Adult Fiction

bestnewbooks432017 American War, by Omar El Akkad

 Bad Blood, by Nick Oldham

 Bad Seeds, by Jassy Mackenzie

 Dark Side of the Moon, by Les Wood

 Earthly Remains, by Donna Leon

 Marlena, by Julie Buntin

 Meeting with My Brother, by Mun-yol Yi

 Miss You, by Kate Eberlen

 The One True Love of Alice-Ann, by Eva Marie Everson

 The Secrets of Gaslight Lane, by M.R.C. Kasasian

 Silver and Salt, by Elanor Dymott

 A Welcome Murder, by Robin Yocum

 What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah

 Wild Ride, by Julie Ann Walker

Adult Nonfiction

 Afterland, by Mai Der Vang

 And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara, by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty

 Beyond the Plate: Top Food Blogs Around the World, by Daniela Galarza

 The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures, by Library of Congress

 Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War, by James Wright

 The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, by Frances FitzGerald

 The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success after Baby, by Lauren Smith Brody

 Flight Path: A Search for Roots beneath the World’s Busiest Airport, by Hannah Palmer

 The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple

 H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, by Adam Selzer

 King Soloman’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from around the World, by Joan Nathan

 Life’s Work: From the Trenches, a Moral Argument for Choice, by Willie Parker and Lisa Miller

 Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey, by Ila Jane Borders and Jean Hastings Ardell
Mozart’s Starling, by Lyanda Lynn Haupt (April 15 issue)

 Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, by Sally Bedell Smith

 Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World, by Alec Ryrie

 Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution, by Peter Andreas

 Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes, by Heather Shumaker

 The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors, by David George Haskell

 Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War, by Daniel J. Sharfstein

Youth Fiction

 Alex, Approximately, by Jenn Bennett

 Ashes to Ashville, by Sarah Dooley

 Gem & Dexie, by Sara Zarr

 Henry and the Chalk Dragon, by Jennifer Trafton

 The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, by Drew Daywalt

 Lexie the Word Wrangler, by Rebecca Van Slyke

 Pointe, Claw, by Amber J. Keyser

 Speed of Life, by Carol Weston

 Stranger Things Have Happened, by Jeff Strand

 Zenn Diagram, by Wendy Brant

Youth Nonfiction

 A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech, by Shana Corey



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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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