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Best New Books: Week of April 9, 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

 Gateway to the Moonby Mary Morris

 Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese

 Macbethby Jo Nesbø

 Nothing Forgottenby Jessica Levine

 Space Operaby Catherynne M. Valente

 The Dark Clouds Shining, by David Downing

 The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouseby Alexander McCall Smith

 The Magnificent Esme Wellsby Adrienne Sharp

 Unbury Carolby Josh Malerman

 Woman of the Ashes, by Mia Couto


Adult Nonfiction 

 Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in Americaby Gregory Pardlo

 Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photographyby Julia Van Haaften

 Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the Cityby Richard Sennett

 Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Roomby Kristin Nicholas

 Fascism: A Warningby Madeleine Albright

 Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Filmby Don Graham

 Hang Time: My Life in Basketballby Elgin Baylor and Alan Eisenstock

 My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Stories of Love, Loss, and Hopeby Suzanne Fincham-Gray

 No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologiesby William T. Vollmann

 The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to Americaby Mohammed Al Samawi

 The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness after Hateby Arno Michaelis

 The Library: A Catalogue of Wondersby Stuart Kells

 The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disasterby Sarah Krasnostein


Youth Fiction 

 Alma and How She Got Her Name, by Juana Martinez-Neal

 Big Foot and Little Foot, by Ellen Potter. Illus. by Felicita Sala

 Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapesby Hena Khan. Illus. by Mehrdokht Amini

 Hello Lighthouseby Sophie Blackall

 Isle of Blood and Stoneby Makiia Lucier

 Picture Us in the Lightby Kelly Loy Gilbert

 The Island at the End of Everythingby Kiran Millwood Hargrave


Youth Nonfiction

 Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnamby Elizabeth Partridge

 Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wildby Catherine Thimmesh

 Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobileby Sharlee Glenn

 Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Strugglesby Jessica Burkhart



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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