Best New Books: Week of August 21, 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

 Bone on Bone, by Julia Keller

 City of Ink, by Elsa Hart

 The Devoted, by Blair Hurley

 Pieces of Her, by Karin Slaughter

 Red, White, Blue, by Lea Carpenter

 The Stars Now Unclaimed, by Drew Williams


Adult Nonfiction 

 Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum, by Jennifer O’Toole

 Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis, by Sam Anderson

 Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road, by Kate Harris

 The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire, by Deborah Baker

 Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, by Anne Boyd Rioux

 Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, by Kim Brooks


Youth Fiction 

 The Cryptid Catcher, by Lija Fisher


Graphic Novels

 Trees: Kings of the Forest, by Andy Hirsch, illus. by the author



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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