Best New Books, Week of August 7, 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

 Barely Legal, by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall

 Drinks with Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontes, by Glyn Maxwell

 The Driver, by Hart Hanson

 Emma in the Night, by Wendy Walker

 Fox Hunter, by Zoë Sharp

 The Good Daughter, by Karin Slaughter

 The Locals, by Jonathan Dee

 The Misfortune of Marion Palm, by Emily Culliton

 The New Annotated Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, edited by Leslie S. Klinger


Adult Nonfiction

 The Bettencourt Affair: The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris, by Tom Sancton

 God’s Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin, by Jeffrey Lee

 Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution, by Jonathan B. Losos

 The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, by Howard Markel

 You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages, by Carina Chocano

Youth Fiction

 The Authentics, by Abdi Nazemian

 The Hearts We Sold, by Emily Lloyd-Jones

 Little & Lion, by Brandy Colbert

 Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper



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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