Best New Books: Week of September 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

 Affections, by Rodrigo Hasbún, translated by Sophie Hughes

 The Age of Perpetual Light, by Josh Weil

 Forest Dark, by Nicole Krauss

 Lightning Men, by Thomas Mullen

 Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

 Magicians Impossible, by Brad Abraham

 Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet, by Reed Farrel Coleman

 Swallowing Mercury, by Wioletta Greg, translated by Eliza Marciniak

 The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill, by Jim Fergus

 We Were Strangers Once, by Betsy Carter


Adult Nonfiction

 Afterglow: A Dog Memoir, by Eileen Myles

 Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty, by Melissa del Bosque

 Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language, by Daniel Tammet

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities, by Bettany Hughes

 The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, by Stephen Greenblatt

 Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, by Elizabeth Rosner

 World without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, by Franklin Foer


Youth Fiction

 The Antlered Ship, by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Terry Fan

 Good Night, Planet, by Liniers, illustrated by the author

 In Your Hands, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

 The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid, by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Matt Myers

 Landscape with Invisible Hand, by M. T. Anderson

 Neighborhood Girls, by Jessie Ann Foley

 The Night Garden, by Polly Horvath

 Odd and True, by Cat Winters

 On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, by Beatrice Alemagna, illustrated by the author, translated by Jill Davis

 On the Night of the Shooting Star, by Amy Hest, illustrated by Jenni Desmon

 Rebel Seoul, by Axie Oh

 Shadowhouse Fall, by Daniel José Older

 Slider, by Pete Hautman

 Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Sydney Smith

 Threads of Blue, by Suzanne LeFleur

 When I Cast Your Shadow, by Sarah Porter

 You Bring the Distant Near, by Mitali Perkins


Youth Nonfiction

 Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

 Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero, by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

 Spinning, by Tillie Walden, illustrated by the author






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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