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Best New Books: Week of October 9, 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

 Bitter Orange, by Claire Fuller

 Crisis, by Felix Francis

 Death In Paris, by Emilia Bernhard

 Holy Ghost, by John Sandford

 Killing Commendatore: A Novel, by Haruki Murakami, tr. by Phillip Gabriel and Ted Goosen

 Mina, by Kim Sagwa, tr. by Bruse Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton

 Mycroft and Sherlock, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

 November Road, by Lou Berney

 Open Your Eyes, by Paula Daly

 Virgil Wander, by Leif Enger

 The Witch Elm, by Tana French

 Wrecked, by Joe Ide


Adult Nonfiction

 The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations are Changing Our World, by Tim Marshal

 City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris, by Rupert Christiansen

 The Reckonings: Essays, by Lacy M. Johnson


Youth Fiction

 Best Friends in the Universe, by Stephanie Watson and Leuyen Pham

 Blanca & Roja, by Anne-Marie McLemore

 Bridge of Clay, by Markus Zusak

 Grenade, by Alan Gratz

 Hey, Kiddo, by Jarret J. Krosoczka

 Jack (Not Jackie), by Erica Silverman

 Last Pick, by Jason Walz

 Odd One Out, by Nic Stone

 Wicked Nix, by Lena Coakley, illus. by Jamie Zollars

 Zola’s Elephant, by Randall de Sève, illus. by Pamela Zagrenski


Youth Nonfiction

 Blacklisted!: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment, by Larry Dane Brimner



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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