Best New Books, Week of June 12, 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
 The Accomplished Guest, by Ann Beattie

 Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire

 The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka

 A House among the Treesby Julia Glass

 Lockdown, by Laurie R. King

 Mad, by Chloé Esposito

 Midnight at the Electric, by Jodi Lynn Anderson

 Saints and Misfits, by S. K. Ali

 The Substitute, by Nicole Lundrigan

 The Switch, by Joseph Finder

 The Ultimatum, by Karen Robards


Adult Nonfiction
 Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean

 Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke

 I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey behind the Lines of Jihad, by Souad Mekhennet

 Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War, by Fred Kaplan

 Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia, by Gerda Saunders

 The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul, by Jay Lombard

 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie


Youth Fiction 

 Blue Sky White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus

 The Circus, by Olivia Levez

 Garbage Night, by Jen Lee

 Hell and High Water, by Tanya Landman

 Julia Defiant, by Catherine Egan

 Our Dark Duet, by Victoria Schwab

 Soldier Boy, by Keely Hutton


Youth Nonfiction

 Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond, by Martin Jenkins

 The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, by Susan Goldman Rubin



About the Author:

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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