Best New Books: Week of May 14, 2019

Best New Books-Week of May 14, 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

America Was Hard to Find, by Kathleen Alcott

The Den, by Abi Maxwell

Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips

Lanny, by Max Porter

The Laws of the Skies, by Grégoire Courtois and translated by Rhonda Mullins

Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends, by Paula Guran

The Night Window, by Dean Koontz

Orange World and Other Stories, by Karen Russell

Red Birds, by Mohammed Hanif

Red, White & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston

Rules for Visiting, by Jessica Francis Kane

The Song of the Jade Lily, by Kirsty Manning

Things That Fall from the Sky, by Selja Ahava and translated by Emily Jeremiah

Adult Nonfiction

The Apology, by Eve Ensler

Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, by Paul Goldberger

The Blink of an Eye: A Memoir of Dying—and Learning How to Live Again, by Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775–1777, by Rick Atkinson

Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer, by Bren Smith

Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World, by Peter Moore

Lima :: Limón, by Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Naturally Sweet Baking: Healthier Recipes for a Guilt-Free Treat, by Carolin Strothe and Sebastian Keitel

Youth Fiction

Hello, by Fiona Woodcock

Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse, by Susan Vaught

Mi papi tiene una moto, by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña, and translated by Andrea Montejo

My Papi Has a Motorcycle, by Isabel Quintero and illustrated by Zeke Peña

A Place to Belong, by Cynthia Kadohata and illustrated by Julia Kuo

Planet Earth Is Blue, by Nicole Panteleakos

Road Tripped, by Pete Hautman

Spark, by Sarah Beth Durst

Stepsister, by Jennifer Donnelly

There’s Something about Sweetie, by Sandhya Menon

We Contain Multitudes, by Sarah Henstra

We Hunt the Flame, by Hafsah Faizal

Youth Nonfiction

Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me, by Susan L. Roth

Stephen Curry, by Dan Wetzel and illustrated by Zeke Peña

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard, by Alex Bertie

When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex, by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Diana Sudyka



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