Best New Books: Week of August 27, 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

 The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo, by Kerrigan Byrne

 The Governess Game, by Tessa Dare

 The Impostor, by Javier Cercas, tr. by Frank Wynne

 Little Comfort, by Edwin Hill

 The Mystery of Three Quarters, by Sophie Hannah

 The People’s Republic of Everything, by Nick Mamatas

 The Swing of Things, by Linda Keir

 Trust Me, by Hank Phillippi Ryan


Youth Fiction

 Harbor Me, by Jacqueline Woodson

 Hidden Pieces, by Paula Stokes

 Mirage, by Somaiya Daud

 The Second Life of Ava Rivers, by Faith Gardner

 Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft, by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe


Youth Nonfiction 

 Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein, by Linda Bailey, illus. by Júlia Sardà

 Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968, by Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

 Putting Peace First: Seven Commitments to Change the World, by Eric David Dawson

 Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice, by Lawrence Goldstone



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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.

1 Comment on "Best New Books: Week of August 27, 2018"

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  1. Binnie Syril Braunstein says:

    I subscribe to the Booklist Reader online edition. When I clicked on the August 27th edition, I looked forward to browsing the starred reviews. When I clicked on the link to The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne, this is what popped up on the screen: One Person, No Vote, by Carol Anderson. I tried the link 3 times and finally gave up. I tried some of the other links, and they actually led to the book that was listed. I thought perhaps you might want to know, and that this glitch might be fixed. Thank you.

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