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Best New Books: Week of April 17, 2018

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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

 Big Guns, by Steve Israel

 Disoriental, by Négar Djavadi

 From Unseen Fire, by Cass Morris

 Head On, by John Scalzi

 Noir, by Christopher Moore

 Our Little Secret, by Roz Nay

 The City of Lost Fortunes, by Bryan Camp

 The Dark Side of Town, by Sasscer Hill

 The Elizas, by Sara Shepard

 The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky, by Jana Casale

 The Little Clan, by Iris Martin Cohen

 The Only Story, by Julian Barnes

 The Saint of Wolves and Butchers, by Alex Grecian

 The Soul of a Thief, by Steven Hartov

 The Spirit Photographer, by Jon Michael Varese

 Then She Was Gone, by Jon Michael Varese

 Welcome to Moonlight Harbor, by Sheila Roberts


Adult Nonfiction 

 Above & Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America’s Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission, by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias

 Brown, by Kevin Young

 Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original, by Sara B. Franklin

 How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, by Alexander Chee

 Man vs. Baby: The Chaos & Comedy of Real-Life Parenting, by Matt Coyne

 Miss Ex-Yugoslavia, by Sofija Stefanovic

 The Art of the Wasted Day, by Patricia Hampl

 The Book of Highs: 255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs, by Edward Rosenfeld


Youth Fiction 

 Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 Grains of Sand, by Sibylle Delacroix

 One Day a Dot: The Story of You, the Universe, and Everything, by By Ian Lendler. Illus. by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb




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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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