Best New Books: Week of May 22, 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

 Augustownby Kei Miller

 The Dying Detective, by Leif G. W. Persson

 Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton

 A Good Country, by Laleh Khadivi

 Isadora, by Amelia Gray

 The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen, by Victoria Alexander

 The Long Dropby Denise Mina

 Shadow Man, by Alan Drew

 

Adult Nonfiction

 Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Fatherby Thomas S. Kidd

 Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of a New Berlin, by Paul Hockenos

 Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, by Thomas E. Ricks

 Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandalby Jack Ewing

 The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, by Benjamin Taylor

 

Youth Fiction

 Colette’s Lost Pet, by Isabelle Arsenault

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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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