Best New Books, Week of July 3, 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

 Chasing Down a Dream, by Beverly Jenkins

 Egypt’s Sister, by Angela Hunt

 Scandalous Ever After, by Theresa Romain

 The Graybar Hotel, by Curtis Dawkins

 The Hidden, by Sally Spencer

 The Reason You’re Alive, by Matthew Quick

 The Song of the Orphans, by Daniel Price


Adult Nonfiction

 Deepa’s Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine, by Deepa Thomas
(review to come in July issue)

 Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan, by Elaine M. Hayes
(review to come in July issue)

 The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball’s Most Historic Record, by John Eisenberg

 Where Now: New and Selected Poems, by Laura Kasischke


Youth Fiction

 Someone like Me, by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Chris Sheban


Youth Nonfiction

 Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest, by Sy Montgomery



About the Author:

Carolyn Kelly is currently an intern for Booklist. A senior at Princeton University, she is studying English. When she isn’t reading a wide array of literature to try and decide what work to write about for her undergraduate thesis, she can be found trying to win tickets in the Hamilton lottery.

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