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Best New Books: Week of October 2, 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 Angel in the Glass, by Alys Clare

 The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, edited by Ellen Datlow

 Devil’s Day, by Andrew Michael Hurley

 End Game, by Matt Johnson

 Scribe: A Novel, by Alyson Hagy

 A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult

 Under My Skin, by Lisa Unger

 The Wish Child, by Catherine Ghidgey

 Zero Sum Game, by S.L. Huang


Adult Nonfiction

 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List, by James Mustich

 The Acadian Kitchen: Recipes from Then and Now, by Alain Bosse

 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, and others

 God is Young: A Conversation, by Pope Francis, tr. by Anne Milano Appel

 Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, by Rebecca Traister

 LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking

 On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, by Hampton Sides

 Reagan: An American Journey, by Bob Spitz

 Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper, by Art Cullen

 Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart: New Poems, by Alice Walker

 The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings, by Leonard Cohen

 The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down, by Howard Mansfield

 The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, by Christopher Skaife

 The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, by Steve Kornacki

 There Will Be No Miracles Here, by Casey Gerald

 True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking, by Don Coscarelli


Youth Fiction

 Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation, by Ari Folman, illus. by David Polonsky

 Bitter and Sweet, by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Krysten Brooker Brooker

 Bluecrowne: A Greenglass House Story, by Kate Milford

 Broken Things, by Lauren Oliver

 Damsel, by Elana K. Arnold

 Dry, by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

 I, Claudia, by Mary McCoy

 The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, by Mackenzi Lee

 I Lost My Tooth!, by Mo Willems

 Louisiana’s Way Home, by Kate DiCamillo

 Muse of Nightmares, by Laini taylor

 My Father’s Words, by Patricia MacLachlan

 On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden

 Potato Pants!, by Laurie Keller

 Sawkill Girls, by Claire Legrand

 Someday, by David Levithan

 Swallow’s Dance, by Wendy Orr

 The Wall in the Middle of the Book, by Jon Agee

 A Web, by Isabelle Simler

 You’re Snug with Me, by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Poonam Mistry


Youth Nonfiction

 The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall, by Hannah Holt, illus. by Jay Fleck

 Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Esme Shapiro



About the Author:

Ken Otani is a recent graduate from the MA English Language and Literature program at Central Michigan University. He enjoys reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and he likes dreaming up his own magical worlds during his free time.

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