Best New Books: Week of January 9, 2018


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

 Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire

 The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin

 Grist Mill Road, by Christopher J. Yates

 The Maze at Windermereby Gregory Blake Smith

 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitiveby Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

 Phoneby Will Self

 The Widows of Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey


Adult Nonfiction

 Beyond the Baby Blues: Anxiety and Depression During and After Pregnancy, by  Rebecca Fox Starr

 Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigiesby Ann Hulbert

 The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnamby Max Boot

 Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918, by Albert Marrin


Youth Fiction

 One Fun Day with Lewis Carroll: A Celebration of Wordplay and a Girl Named Alice, by Kathleen Krull

 Naondel: The Red Abbey Chronicles Book 2, by Maria Turtschaninoff

 Nice Try, Jane Sinner, by Lianne Oelke

 Thunderheadby Neal Shusterman

 Two Girls Down, by Louisa Luna


Youth Nonfiction

 Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man, by Tonya Bolden

 Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behindby  Cynthia Grady



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