Best New Books, Week of August 29, 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 Burning Girl, by Claire Messud

 A Covert Affair, by Susan Mann

 An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors, by Curtis Craddock

 Death by His Grace, by Kwei Quartey

 Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

 My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent

 Such Fine Boys, by Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzotti

 To Die in Spring, by Ralf Rothmann


Adult Nonfiction

 Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister, by Teresa Sullivan

 Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away, by Alice Anderson


Youth Fiction

 All the Way to Havana, by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Mike Curato

 Forest World, by Margarita Engle

 Patina, by Jason Reynolds

 The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade, by Jordan Sonnenblick

 Tumble & Blue, by Cassie Beasley

 Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos, by Lulu Delacre

 Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter, by Mark Gonzales, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini


Youth Nonfiction

 Full of Fall, by April Pulley Sayre

 Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire, by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, illustrated by Brigette Barrager



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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