Best New Books: March 13, 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 Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian

 Last Ferry Home, by Kent Harrington

 Let Me Lie, by Clare Mackintosh

 The Life to Come, by Michelle de Kretser

 Men and Apparitions, by Lynne Tillman

The Neighbors, by Hannah Mary McKinnon

 The Parking Lot Attendant, by Nafkote Tamirat

 The Price of the Haircut, by Brock Clarke

 The Sparsholt Affair, by Alan Hollinghurst


Adult Nonfiction

 How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond—with Recipes, by Becky Selengut

 No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria, by Rania Abouzeid

 Trailer Trash, by July Westhale


Youth Fiction

  In Sight of Stars, by Gae Polisner

 Islandborn, by Junot Diaz

 Lola: Edicion en espanol de Islandborn, by Junot Diaz

 Like Vanessa, by Tami Charles

 The Say Blue, by Jillian Tamaki

 The Wild Robot Escapes, by Peter Brown


Youth Nonfiction

 Itch! Everything You Didn’t Want To Know about what Makes you Scratch, by Anita Sanchez

 Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles, by Patricia Valdez



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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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