Best New Books: Week of March 5, 2018

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Adult Fiction

 Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, by John Brownjohn

 Bachelor Girl: A Novel by the Author of Orphan, by Kim Van Alkemade

 Bad Bachelor, by Stefanie London

 Barbed Wire Heart, by Tess Sharpe

 The Break, by Katherene Vermette

 Census, by Jesse Ball

 Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories, by Thomas McGuane

 The Coincidence Makers: A Novel, by Yoav Blum

 Crimson Lake, by Candice Fox

 Girls Burn Brighter, by Shobha Rao

 Happiness, by Aminatta Forna

Holmes Entangled, by Gordon McAlpine

 I’ll Be Your Blue Sky, by Marisa De Los Santos

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, by Nova Jacobs

A Most Noble Heir, by Susan Anne Mason                                                      

My Once and Future Duke, by Caroline Linden

The Sandman, by Lars Kepler

Speak No Evil, by Uzodinma Iweala

 The Suffering of Strangers, by Caro Ramsay

Sunburn, by Laura Lippman

The Woman Left Behind, by Linda Howard


Adult Nonfiction 

 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia, by Todd D. Snyder

 Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, by Claire L. Evans

The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors the Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, by Elena Botelho and Kim R. Powell

 Darkness over Germany: A Warning from History, by Amy E. Buller

Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss, by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Excessive Use of Force: One Mother’s Struggle against Police Brutality and Misconduct, by Loretta A. Pratar

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography, by Robert Irwin

 I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara

 The infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes in Literacy, by Daniel Kalder

The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure, by Carl Hoffman

 Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality, by Sarah McBride

 The Undressing, by Li-Young Lee

Virgin, by Analicia Sotelo


Youth Fiction                                                                                                                  

 Baby Monkey, Private Eye, by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

 Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough

 Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World, by Penelope Bagieu

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating, by Mo Willems

 Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

 Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla, by Abby Denson

 The Field, by Baptiste Paul

 Gun Love, by Jennifer Clement

 Mapping the Bones, by Jane Yolen

 More Than We Can Tell, by Brigid Kemmerer

 Natsumi! by Susan Lenderoth

 Olivia Twist, by Lorie Langdon

 Pacifica, by Kristen Simmons

 The Science of Breakable Things, by Tae Keller

 Sparks! by Ian Boothby


Youth Nonfiction                                                                                                           

Forces, by Andi Diehn



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is currently a publishing intern for Booklist. After graduating from the University of Iowa Undergrad Writers' Program, she was an editorial apprentice at The Onion and began writing book reviews for The A.V Club. Elena reports on comedy for Chicago Mag and continues to appreciate what dogs and good movie theater seats can do for this world.

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