Best New Books, Week of July 31, 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

 Beast, by Paul Kingsnorth

 The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh

 The Clockwork Dynasty, by Daniel H. Wilson

 The Cottingley Secret, by Hazel Gayton

 The Half-Drowned King, by Linnea Hartsuyker

 The Promise of Dawn, by Lauraine Snelling

 Safe, by Ryan Gattis

 See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

 Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang

 The Secret of the India Orchid, by Nancy Campbell Allen

Adult Nonfiction

 Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, by Laurie Penny

 The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty

 From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon, by Mattias Boström, translated by Michael Gallagher

 Lights On, Rats Out, by Cree LeFavour

 The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, by Megan Stielstra

 

Youth Fiction

 A Different Pond, by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui

 Of Jenny and the Aliens, by Ryan Gebhart

 Say Zoop! by Hervé Tullet

 Solo, by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

 We Now Return to Regular Life, by Martin Wilson

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