Best New Books: Week of April 2, 2018

Best New Books April 9

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

 A Necessary Evilby Abir Mukherjee

 American by Dayby Derek B. Miller

 Bad Copsby Nick Oldham

 First Person, by Richard Flanagan

 Grey Sisterby Mark Lawrence

 How to Be Safeby Tom McAllister

 Lawn Boyby Jonathan Evison

 The Circumstantial Manby Gary Reilly

 The Female Persuasionby Meg Wolitzer

 The Great God Pan and Other Horror Storiesby Arthur Machen

 The Overstoryby Richard Powers

 The Perfume Burned His Eyesby Michael Imperioli

 The Way I Dieby Derek Haas

 Weeping Watersby Karin Brynard

 Why Kill the Innocentby C. S. Harris


Adult Nonfiction 

 Defending the Motherland: The Soviet Women Who Fought Hitler’s Acesby Lyuba Vinogradova

 Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibilityby Marian Veevers

 Look Alive Out Thereby Sloane Crosley

 Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Leadby Cecile Richards and Lauren Peterson

 Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life, by Ole Thorstensen

 See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentaryby Lorrie Moore

 Small Art Quilts: Explorations in Paint & Stitchby Deborah O’Hare

 Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolutionby Todd S. Purdum

 Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpieceby Michael Benson

 Sugar: Micheal Ray Richardson, Eighties Excess, and the NBAby Charley Rosen

 The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermathby Leslie Jamison

 Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern Americaby David Rapp

 Wade in the Waterby Tracy K. Smith


Youth Fiction  

 Dread Nationby Justina Ireland

 I Got It! by David Wiesner

 Losers Bracketby Chris Crutcher

 People Don’t Bite Peopleby Lisa Wheeler. Illus. by Molly Idle

 Reboundby Kwame Alexander. Illus. by Dawud Anyabwile

 Sometimes You Flyby Katherine Applegate. Illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

 The Funeralby Matt James


Youth Nonfiction     

 Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendshipby Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes. Illus. by Scott Magoon

 They Lost Their Heads! What Happened to Washington’s Teeth, Einstein’s Brain, and Other Famous Body Partsby Carlyn Beccia



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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