Best New Books: Week of December 4, 2017

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!


Adult Fiction

 Dark Dawn over Steep House, by M. R. C. Kasasian

 The Demon Crown, by James Collins

 A Duke in Shining Armor, by Loretta Chase

 Elmet, by Fiona Mozley

 A Hope Divided, by Alyssa Cole

 Havana Libre, by Robert Arellano

 Insidious Intent, by Val McDermid

 The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel, by David Casarett

 Moonlight over Manhattan, by Sarah Morgan

 One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning, by David Moody

 PEN 33, by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. Tr. by Elizabeth Clark Wessel

 Spy of the First Person, by Sam Shepard

 The Vanishing Princess, by Jenny Diski

 The War Bride’s Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures, by Caroline Preston

 The Years, Months, Days, by Yan Lianke. Tr. by Carlos Rojas


Adult Nonfiction

 Collected Poems, by Galway Kinnell

 Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and across the Country, by Leila Guerriero

 The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg

 Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art, by Sam Wasson

 The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age, by David N. Schwartz

 London’s Triumph: Merchants, Adventurers, & Money in Shakespeare’s City, by Stephen Alford

 Veneto: Recipes from an Italian Country Kitchen, by Valeria Necchio


Youth Fiction

 Somewhere Else, by Gus Gordon


Youth Nonfiction

 Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone, by Alice Brière-Haquet. Illus. by Bruno Liance



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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