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

About the Author:

A former Booklist intern and current Booklist reviewer, Ellie is a reader and writer based in Chicago. She holds a BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL) and is the assistant to the president at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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