Best New Books: Week of August 13, 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

The Bitterroots, by C. J. Box

The Catholic School, by Edoardo Albinati and translated by Antony Shugaar

Gods with a Little G, by Tupelo Hassman

The Last Good Guy, by T. Jefferson Parker

The Memory Police, by Yoko Ogawa and translated by Stephen Snyder

The Oysterville Sewing Circle, by Susan Wiggs

The Swallows, by Lisa Lutz

Things You Save in a Fire, by Katherine Center

Thirteen, by Steve Cavanagh

Unbreak Me, by Michelle Hazen

The Wallflower Wager, by Tessa Dare

Adult Nonfiction

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks, by Lawrence Weschler

Blood, Sweat, & Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football, by Derrick E. White

Faber & Faber: The Untold History of a Great Publishing House, by Toby Faber

The Last Ocean: A Journey through Memory and Forgetting, by Nicci Gerrard

Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls, by Carrie Goldberg

The Plateau, by Maggie Paxson

State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation, by Melissa Isaacson

Youth Fiction

The Downstairs Girl, by Stacey Lee

The Magic Flute, by Chris Raschka

A Slip of a Girl, by Patricia Reilly Giff

Todos Iguales / All Equal: Un Corrido de Lemon Grove / A Ballad of Lemon Grove, by Christy Hale

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black, by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick and illustrated by Alexis Deacon

Why?, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Youth Nonfiction

Just like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary, by Vicki Conrad and illustrated by David Hohn



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