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Best New Books: Week of February 5, 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

 The Storm King, by Brendan Duffy

 The Deceiversby Alex Berenson

  Look For Meby Lisa Gardner

 Force of Natureby Jane Harper

 Girl Unknownby Karen Perry

 Daphne, by Will Boast

 Back Talk, by Danielle Lazarin

 A Time of Love and Tartan, by Alexander McCall Smith

 The Atomic City Girlsby Janet Beard

 A Refuge Assuredby Jocelyn Green

 One More Promise, by Samantha Chase

 The Sea Before Us, by Sarah Sundin

 The Last Wolf, by Maria Vale

 How to Stop Timeby Matt Haig

 Child of a Mad Godby R. A. Salvatore

 The House of Impossible Beautiesby Joseph Cassara

 Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday

 Self-Portrait with Boyby Rachel Lyon


Adult Nonfiction

 Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire, by Colleen DeBaise

 Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

 Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, by Alex Hutchinson

 The Cookie Cure: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of Cookies and Cancer, by Susan Stachler and Laura Stachler

 A Magical World: Superstition and Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, by Derek K. Wilson

 Astrid Lindgren: The Woman behind Pippi Longstocking, by Jens Andersen

 Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation, by Terri Favro

 The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart

  A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dr. Dian Fossey, by John Fowler

 The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers, by Adam Nicolson

 Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016, by Steve Coll

 A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

 Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy, by Gregory William Mank

 I Am, I Am, I Am, by Maggie O’Farrell

 Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August, by Oliver Hilmes


Youth Fiction

 Speak: The Graphic Novel, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll

 Shadowsong, by S. Jae-Jones

 American Pandaby Gloria Chao

 The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, by Shaun David Hutchinson

 Checked, by Cynthia Kadohata. Illus. by Maurizio Zorat.

 Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen, by Candace Fleming. Illus. by Eric Rohmann.

 The Book of Boy, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

 The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton

 The Book of Pearl, by Timothée de Fombelle

 The Song of Sevenby Tonke Dragt

 The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary, by NoNieqa Ramos

 The Queen’s Rising, by Rebecca Ross

 The Last to Let Go, by Amber Smith

 Petra, by Marianna Coppo


Youth Nonfiction

 Action Presidents, v.1: George Washington, by Fred Van Lente. Illus. by Ryan Dunlavey.

 Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII, by P. O’Connell Pearson

 Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters, by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

 Americanized: Rebel without a Green Cardby Sara Saedi

 Rodent Rascals, by Roxie Munro



About the Author:

Ada Wolin is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a BFA in writing. If she's not reading, she's probably hanging out with her cats, listening to music (loudly), or watching old movies. Or some combination of the three.

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    Also: books.

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