Best New Books: Week of June 12, 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

 Broken Ice, by Matt Goldman

 The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis, by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

 Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata

 Fight No More, by Lydia Millet

 Harry’s Trees, by Jon Cohen

 Lying in Wait, by Liz Nugent

 Murder at the Grand Raj Palace, by Vaseem Khan

 The Mutual U.F.O. Network, by Lee Martin

 The Removes, by Tatjana Soli

 The Robots of Gotham, by Todd McAulty

 The Shepherd’s Hut, by Tim Winton

 Starless, by Jacqueline Carey

 A Taste for Vengeance, by Martin Walker

 The Verdum Affair, by Nick Dybek

 

Adult Nonfiction 

 Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold

 God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England, by James A. Warren

 Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, by Adam Frank

 Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal, by Ken Bensinger

 Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons, by Mike Reiss and Mathew Klickstein

 

Youth Fiction 

 Heartbeat, by Evan Turk, illus. Evan Turk

 A Reaper at the Gates, by Sabaa Tahir

 The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Claire, by Amy Makechnie

 

Youth Nonfiction

 House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery, by Liz Rosenberg, illus. Julie Morstad

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Ellie joins Booklist as a summer intern after completing her BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL). She's a reader of all things, a writer of YA and adult science fiction, and an editorial associate with Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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