Best New Books: Week of July 9, 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

 Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler

 How to Keep a Secret, by Sarah Morgan

 The Last Cruise, by Kate Christensen

 My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

 The Romanov Empress, by C. W. Gortner

 Some Die Nameless, by Wallace Stroby


Adult Nonfiction 

 The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics, by Dan Kaufman

 Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, by Lynn Vincent

 Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont, by Saul Austerlitz

 New Poets of Native Nations, ed. by Heidi E. Erdrich

 The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy, by Anna Clark

 The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, by Nelson Mandela, ed. by Sahm Venter


Youth Fiction 

 Look, by Fiona Woodcock, illus. by the author

 The Princess and the Pit Stop, by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Dan Santat


Youth Nonfiction

 Bookjoy, Wordjoy, by Pat Mora, illus. by Raúl Colón

 The Pride Guide: The Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth, by Jo Langford

 Walt’s Imagination, by Doreen Rappaport, illus. John Pomeroy


Graphic Novels

 Spill Zone: The Broken Vow, by Scott Westerfeld, illus. by Alex Purvilland



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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