Best New Books: Week of June 26, 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

 All That Is Left Is All That Matters, by Mark Slouka

 A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, by Alex White

 Built to Last, by Julie Ann Walker

 The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay

 Confessions of the Fox, by Jordy Rosenberg

 Dangerous, by Minerva Spencer

 It Takes Two, by Jenny Holiday

 The Summer List, by Amy Mason Doan

 We Don’t Life Here Anymore: Collected Short Stories and Novellas, v. 1, by Andre Dubus

 What Blooms from Dust, by James Markert

 The Winter Father: Collected Short Stories & Novellas, v. 2, by Andre Dubus


Adult Nonfiction 

 Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just about Everything, by Randi Hutter Epstein

 Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, by Ben Goldfarb

 Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s), by Sophie Lucido Johnson

 Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures, by Nick Pyenson

 Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers—and Seize Success, by Dawn Graham


Youth Fiction 

 My Plain Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

 Wild Blue Wonder, by Carlie Sorosiak


Youth Nonfiction

 Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion, by Jessica Long



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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