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Best New Books: Week of October 23, 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

 Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

 The Line, by Martin Limón

 Little, by Edward Carey

 Pulse, by Michael Harvey

 Red Moon, by Kim Stanley Robinson

 The White Christmas Inn, by Colleen Wright


Adult Nonfiction

 Debussy: A Painter in Sound, by Stephen Walsh

 The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the Literary Punks, Renegade Artists, DIY Filmmakers, Mad Playwrights, and Rock ’n’ Roll Glitter Queens Who Revolutionized Culture, by Kembrew McLeod

 Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook, by Dorie Greenspan

 Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, by Eve L. Ewing

 Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood, by Rose George

 Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That (1985-1929), by Jean Moorcroft Wilson

 Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking, by NMAAHC

 The Last Pass: Cousy Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End, by Gary M. Pomerantz

 The Mamba Mentality, by Kobe Bryant

 The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics, by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler


Youth Fiction

 Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, by Ryan Calejo

 Counting to Perfect, by Suzanne LaFleur

 The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick, by Drew Daywalt, illus. by David Spencer

 Knights vs. Dinosaurs, by Mat Phelan

 Lu, by Jason Reynolds


Youth Nonfiction

 Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened A City, by Phillip Hoose



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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