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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 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 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

 Black Diamond Fall, by Joseph Olshan

 Button Man, by Andrew Gross

 Charlesgate Confidential, by Scott Von Doviak

 The Infinite Blacktop, by Sara Gran

 My Struggle: Book Six, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, tr. by Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken

 Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan

 We Sold Our Souls, by Grady Hendrix


Adult Nonfiction

 Basketball: A Love Story, by Jackie MacMullan and Rafe Bartholomew

 Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs, by Beth Ricanati

 Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea from Ancient Athens to Our World, by James Miller

 Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas

 In Pieces, by Sally Field

 Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, by Imani Perry

 The New Filipino Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from around the Globe, by Jacqueline Chio-Lauri

 Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy, by Mark Cucuzella

 Schumann: The Faces and the Masks, by Judith Chernaik

 These Truths: A History of the United States, by Jill Lepore

 Tigerland, 1969-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing, by Will Haygood

 Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity, by Nick Bunker


Youth Fiction

 American Road Trip, by Patrick Flores-Scott

 The Deepest Roots, by Miranda Asebedo

 The Good Demon, by Jimmy Cajoleas

 Heart in a Body in the World, by Deb Caletti

 Love to Everyone, by Hilary McKay

 Sea Prayer, by Khaled Kosseini, illus. by Dan Williams

 Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens, ed. by Marieke Nijkamp

 The Storm Runner, by J. C. Cervantes


Youth Nonfiction 

 Ecclesiastes: To Everything There is a Season, by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by the author

 The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler, by John Hendrix, illus. by the author


Graphic Novels

 Check Please!: #Hockey, by Ngozi Ukazu, 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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