Best New Books: Week of April 2, 2019

Best New Books Week of April 2 2019-featured

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

 Boy Swallows Universeby Trent Dalton

 Condor: The Short Takesby James Grady

 The Damascus Roadby Jay Parini

 Diary of a Dead Man on Leaveby David Downing

 The Gulfby Belle Boggs

 Lights All Night Longby Lydia Fitzpatrick

 Loch of the Deadby Oscar de Muriel

 Lost and Wantedby Nell Freudenberger

 Prince of Monkeysby Nnamdi Ehirim

 Sabrina and Corinaby Kali Fajardo-Anstine

 A Song for the Starsby Ilima Todd

 The Spectatorsby Jennifer DuBois

 Trapby Lilja Sigurðardóttir and translated by Quentin Bates

 Women Talkingby Miriam Toews

 A Wonderful Stroke of Luckby Ann Beattie


Adult Nonfiction

 Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thriveby Baylor Chapman

 Deported Americans: Life after Deportation to Mexicoby Beth C. Caldwell

 Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Lifeby Erin Gates

 Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spacesby Jan Johnsen

 Geek Girls Don’t Cry: Real-Life Lessons from Fictional Female Charactersby Andrea Towers

 K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitchesby Tyler Kepner

 The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Homeby Heath Hardage Lee

 Mafia Spies: The Inside Story of the CIA, Gangsters, JFK, and Castroby Thomas Maier

 Shakespeare’s Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literatureby Stuart Kells

 Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crowby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

 Swift: New & Selected Poemsby David Baker

 Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourismby Jeff Blumenfeld


Youth Fiction

 Carl and the Meaning of Lifeby Deborah Freedman

 Comics: Easy as ABC! by Ivan Brunetti

 I Am So Cleverby Mario Ramos

 The Last Last-Day-of-Summerby Lamar Giles and illustrated by Dapo Adeol

 The Little Green Girlby Lisa Anchin

 The Little Guysby Vera Brosgol

 Maiden & Princessby Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo and illustrated by Becca Human

 Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasureby Alex T. Smith

 Operaticby Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

 The Runawaysby Ulf Stark, illustrated by Kitty Crowther, and translated by Julia Marshall

 We Rule the Nightby Claire Eliza Bartlett


Youth Nonfiction

 Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasonsby Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Mercè López

 Seashells: More than a Homeby Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen

 The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson'

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