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Best New Books: Week of November 6, 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

 An Agent of Utopiaby Andy Duncan

 An Elderly Lady Is up to No Goodby Helene Tursten, tr. by Marlaine Delargy

 Body & Soulby John Harvey

 The Feral Detectiveby Jonathan Lethem

 Forever and a Dayby Anthony Horowitz

 Girl Townby Carolyn Nowak

 Heads You Winby Jeffrey Archer

 Jeeves and the King of Clubsby Ben Schott

 The Kinship of Secretsby Eugenia Kim

 Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’sby Julie Wright

 The New Orderby Karen E. Bender

 Past Tenseby Lee Child

 The Splendor Before the Darkby Margaret George

 Time and Time Again: Sixteen Trips in Timeby Robert Silverberg


Adult Nonfiction

 Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Goreyby Mark Dery

 The Complete Diabetes Cookbook: The Healthy Way to Eat the Foods You Loveby America’s Test Kitchen

 Churchill: Walking with Destinyby Andrew Roberts

 In Byron’s Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s Wife and Daughter, Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelaceby Miranda Seymour

 In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvinby Lindsey Hilsum

 The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005by Zachary Leader

 The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Centuryby Mark Lamster

 Monument: Poems, New and Selectedby Natasha Trethewey

 Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Liveby Rob Dunn

 Why Religion?: A Personal Storyby Elaine Pagels


Youth Nonfiction

 Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycottby Dee Romito, illus. by Laura Freeman



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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