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Best New Books: Week of September 4, 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

 Everything She Didn’t Say, by Jane Kirkpatrick

 Foe, by Iain Reid

 The Golden Child, by Wendy James

 Husk, by Dave Zeltserman

 John Woman, by Walter Mosley

 Lake Success, by Gary Shteyngart

 Leave No Trace, by Mindy Mejia

 The Man Who Came Uptown, by George Pelecanos

 Ponti, by Sharlene Teo

 Promised Land: A Novel of Israel, by Martin Fletcher

 Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach, by Ramsey Campbell

 The Wildlands, by Abby Geni


Adult Nonfiction

 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari

 The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation, by Miriam Pawel

 Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs, by Bill Cunningham

 Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper, by Corrie Beth Hogg

 Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, by Angie Abdou

 How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization, by Mary Beard

 The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House, by Norman Eisen

 Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City, by Albert Samaha

 Pay No Need to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine, by Marcello Di Cintio

 The Penguin Book of Hell, by Scott G. Bruce

 Small Fry, by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

 Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story, by Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis


Youth Fiction

 Am I Yours?, by Alex Latimer, illus. by the author

 And the Ocean Was Our Sky, by Patrick Ness, illus. by Rovina Cai

 Buried Underneath the Baobab Tree, by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

 Chomp Goes the Alligator, by Matthew Van Fleet, illus. by the author

 Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales, illus. by the author

 A Home in the Barn, by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Jerry Pinkney

 Not Even Bones, by Rebecca Schaeffer

 Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, by Sylvia Acevedo

 Presto & Zesto in Limboland, by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Maurice Sendak

 Sadie, by Courtney Summers

 The Stuff of Stars, by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Ekua Holmes


Youth Nonfiction 

 The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, by Sonia Sotomayor

 Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World, by Gary Golio, illus. by Rudy Gutierrez

 Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez

 When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana, by Michael Mahin, illus. by Jose Ramirez


Graphic Novels

 My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder, by Nie Jun, 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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