Best New Books: Week of May 21, 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

Biloxi, by Mary Miller

Gather the Fortunes, by Bryan Camp

An Illusion of Thieves, by Cate Glass

The Organs of Sense, by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Prairie Fever, by Michael Parker

The Summer of Ellen, by Agnete Friis and translated by Sinéad Quirke Køngerskov

Adult Nonfiction

Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality, by Anthony Aguirre

Don’t Read Poetry: A Book about How to Read Poems, by Stephanie Burt

Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I, by Matthew Stanley

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple

The Queen, by Josh Levin

The Rumble in the Jungle: Muhammad Ali & George Foreman on the Global Stage, by Lewis A. Erenberg

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, by William H. McRaven

The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of the Voyager Golden Record, by Jonathan Scott

Youth Fiction

Birthday, by Meredith Russo

Camp Tiger, by Susan Choi and illustrated by John Rocco

Girl Gone Viral, by Arvin Ahmadi

The Last Peach, by Gus Gordon

Let Me Hear a Rhyme, by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Lost Coast, by Amy Rose Capetta

The Missing Season, by Gillian French

The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel, by Moe Bonneau

We Are the Perfect Girl, by Ariel Kaplan

Youth Nonfiction

Brave Face, by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown, by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

Our Flag Was Still There: The True Story of Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner, by Jessie Hartland

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