Best New Books: Week of February 12, 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

 American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson

 The Cassandra, by Sharma Shields

 The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders

 Death Is Hard Work, by Khaled Khalifa and translated by Leri Price

 Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli

 The Moroccan Girl, by Charles Cumming

 The Night Tiger, by Yangsze Choo


Adult Nonfiction

 Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures, by Adina Hoffman

 Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Serviceby Gary Sinise

 Long Shot: The Inside Story of the Snipers Who Broke ISIS, by Azad

 Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster, by Adam Higginbotham

 Parkland, by Dave Cullen

 The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, by Toni Morrison

 The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film, by W. K. Stratton


Youth Fiction

 Good Boy, by Sergio Ruzzier

 The Good Egg, by Jory John and illustrated by Pete Oswald

 The Lost Girl, by Anne Ursu

 The Tall Man and the Small Mouse, by Mara Bergman and illustrated by Birgitta Sif

 Watch Hollow, by Gregory Funaro and illustrated by by Matthew Griffin


Youth Nonfiction

 The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped during World War II, by Elizabeth Letts



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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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