Best New Books: Week of May 8, 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

love this cat After the Bloomby Leslie Shimotakahara

 Before Dawn on Bluff Road/Hollyhocks in the Fog, by August Kleinzahler

 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

 The Girl on the Bridge, by James Hayman

 The Girl Who Knew Too Much, by Amanda Quick

 House of Namesby Colm Tóibín

 The Play of Deathby Oliver Pötzsch

 Since We Fellby Denise Lehane

 Some Rise by Sin, by Philip Caputo

 There Your Heart Lies, by Mary Gordon

 The Thirstby Jo Nesbø


Adult Nonfiction

 Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli in His Worldby Erica Benner

 Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn

 Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration, by David Nour

 Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of an American Hero, by Rock Positano and John Positano

 The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us, by Richard O. Prum

 Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family, by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

 Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Familyby Kathy McKeon

 Man of the Year, by Lou Cove

 The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five Year Campaignby Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie

 The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright, by Yvette Johnson

 Tuesday’s Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Livesby Luis Carlos Montalván and Ellis Henican


Youth Fiction

 Clayton Byrd Goes Undergroundby Rita Williams-Garcia

 Edgeland, by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

 A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge

 The Lines We Cross, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

 Ramona Blue, by Julie Murphy


Youth Nonfiction

 PhilanthroParties! A Party-Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back, by Lulu Cerone

 The Three Billy Goats Gruff, by Jerry Pinkney



About the Author:

Amanda Shepard is currently an intern for Booklist. A Michigan native, she recently graduated from Central Michigan University with her master’s degree in children’s literature. In her free time, she can be found cuddling with her cat, Nox, or brainstorming ideas for her next art project.

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