Best New Books, Week of August 15, 2017

The following books, all released 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 Doll Funeral, by Kate Hamer

 Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie

 How to Behave in a Crowd, by Camille Bordas

 Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities, by Hamish Steele

 

Adult Nonfiction

 Frasier: A Cultural History, by Joseph J. Darowski and Kate Darowski

 Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music, by Ann Powers

 Half-light: Collected Poems, 1965–2016, by Frank Bidart

 Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World, by Suzy Hansen

 Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult, by Bruce Handy

Youth Fiction

 Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

 Olive and the Backstage Ghost, by Michelle Schusterman

 The Only Fish in the Sea, by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

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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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