Best New Books: Week of May 1, 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!


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 After the Fall, by Julie Cohen

 The Bad Luck Brideby Janna MacGregor

 The Baker’s Secretby Stephen P. Kiernan

 Confessions of a Domestic Failure, by Bunmi Laditan

 Crime Songby David Swinson

 Dark Assetby Adrian Magson

 The End of Eddyby Édouard Louis

 Family Mattersby Anthony Rolls

 The Four Legendary Kingdomsby Matthew Reilly

 Ginny Moonby Benjamin Ludwig

 Hadriana in All My Dreamsby René Depestre

 The Heart of a Texas Cowboyby Linda Broday

 Into the Waterby Paula Hawkins

 Japanese Notebooks: A Journey to the Empire of Signsby Igort

 Less Than a Treasonby Dana Stabenow

 Miss Burmaby Charmaine Craig

 My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1, by Gengoroh Tagame

 No One Can Pronounce My Nameby Rakesh Satyal

 Trajectoryby Richard Russo

 What My Body Remembersby Agnete Friis


Adult Nonfiction

 The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human Historyby Susanna Forrest

 Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Our Worstby Robert M. Sapolsky

 Between Them: Remembering My Parentsby Richard Ford

 Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying “Yes” to Livingby Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

 Fastby Jorie Graham

 Homegrown Pantry: A Gardener’s Guide to Selecting the Best Varieties and Planting the Perfect Amounts for What You Want to Eatby Barbara Pleasant

 JFK: A Vision for America in Words and Pictures, by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley, eds. 

 Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetablesby Joshua McFadden and Martha Holmberg

 Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition, by Elijah C. Nealy


Youth Fiction

 5 Worlds, v.1: The Sand Warriorby Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel

 Beyond the Bright Seaby Lauren Wolk

 The Black Witch, by Laurie Forest

 Bubbleby Stewart Foster

 Cinnamonby Neil Gaiman

 The Forever Gardenby Laurel Snyder

 Georgia Rulesby Nanci Turner Steveson

 Gnome-a-geddonby K.A. Holt

 The Good for Nothing Buttonby Charise Mericle Harper and Mo Willems

 Noteworthyby Riley Redgate

 The One Memory of Flora Banks, by Emily Barr

 The Pearl Thiefby Elizabeth Wein

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 Real Friendsby Shannon Hale

 Spill Zoneby Scott Westerfeld

 Stack the Catsby Susie Ghahremani


Youth Nonfiction

 Behind the Legend: Bigfootby Erin Peabody



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  1.' Binnie Syril Braunstein says:

    I wanted to read some of the reviews listed above. I was able to read the one for Janna MacGregor’s debbut novel. But when I tried to read the review for Linda Broday’s The Heart of a Texas Cowboy, the review I saw was for Agnette Friis’s What My Body Remembers. When I clicked on the review for that book, it was correct. But no matter how many tries for the Broday book – no luck.

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