Best New Books: Week of October 2, 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 Dead Shall Be Raised / Murder of a Quack, by George Bellairs

 Fresh Complaint, by Jeffrey Eugenides

 Friends and Traitors, by John Lawton

 The Indigo Girl, by Natasha Boyd

 Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan

 Old Scores, by Will Thomas

 The Orphan of Florence, by Jeanne Kalogridis

 Paris in the Present Tense, by Mark Helprin

 The Prague Sonata, by Bradford Morrow

 The Relive Box and Other Stories, by T. C. Boyle

 Reservoir 13, by Jon McGregor


Adult Nonfiction

 Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits: The Crime Spree That Gripped Belle Époque Paris, by John

 The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse, by Rich Cohen

 The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits, by Tiya Miles

 Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Nancy Koehn

 From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, by Caitlin Doughty

 The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, by Masha Gessen

 The Glass Eye, by Jeannie Vanasco

 Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World, by Eric Metaxas

 Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding

 They Came for Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims, by Jay Milbrandt

 We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Youth Fiction

 Belinda the Unbeatable, by Lee Nordling

 Ahimsa, by Supriya Kelkar

 Accident!, by Andrea Tsurumi

 Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor

 After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again), by Dan Santat

 Devils & Thieves, by Jennifer Rush

 The Library Book, by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark

 Louis Undercover, by Fanny Britt

 Pigeon P.I., by Meg McLaren

 That Inevitable Victorian Thing, by E. K. Johnston

 The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, by Karina Yan Glaser

 The Way Downtown, by Inna Gertsberg

 Wild Beauty, by Anna-Marie McLemore


Youth Nonfiction

 Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote, by Margarita Engle



About the Author:

Enobong Essien is Booklist's first international intern, coming all the way from across the pond. Her favorite 'procrastinate from studying' activities include: reading, writing, crocheting and taking note of all the ways Americans are different than Brits.

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