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Best New Books: February 20, 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 Armored Saint, by Myke Cole

 Down the River unto the Sea, by Walter Mosley

 House Witness, by Mike Lawson

 Kill the Angel, by Sandrone Dazieri

 Knight’s Odyssey: The Return of Henry Fountain, by W. Michael Farmer

 Monster Portraits, by Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar

 Sirens, by Joseph Knox

 The Woman in the Water, by Charles Finch


Adult Nonfiction

 The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery, by Noel Rae

 In the Enemy’s House, by Howard Blum

 Virgin, by Analicia Sotelo


Youth Fiction

 Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms, by Robert Paul Weston


Youth Nonfiction

 The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science, by Joyce Sidman



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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