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Best New Books: Week of January 8, 2019

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 Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

 The Burglar, by Thomas Perry

 Daughter of War, by Brad Taylor

 The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke

 An Orchestra of Minorities, by Chigozie Obioma

 The Paragon Hotel, by Lyndsay Faye

 Untouchable, by Jayne Ann Krentz

 

Adult Nonfiction

 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life, by Elizabeth White

 Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting, by Jennifer Traig

 The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America, by Jack Kelly

 How to Date Men When You Hate Men, by Blythe Roberson

 Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More like America, by Dorothy Butler Gilliam

 

Youth Fiction

 Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, by Ibi Zoboi

 The Neighbors, by Einat Tsarfati, tr. by Annette Appel

 The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, by Dan Gemeinhart

 White Stag, by Kara Barbieri

 The Wicked King, by Holly Black

 

Youth Nonfiction

 The Roots of Rap, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison

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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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