Best New Books: Week of August 20, 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

Carnegie Hill, by Jonathan Vatner

The Cold Way Home, by Julia Keller

Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, edited by Ellen Datlow

The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter

Meet Me in the Future, by Kameron Hurley

Middle England, by Jonathan Coe

The Second Biggest Nothing, by Colin Cotterill

This Poison Will Remain, by Fred Vargas and translated by Siân Reynolds

Vanishing in the Haight, by Max Tomlinson

The Whisper Man, by Alex North

The World Doesn’t Require You, by Rion Amilcar Scott

Adult Nonfiction

The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good, by Elizabeth L. Cline

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, by Jason DeParle

Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town under Siege, by Mike Thomson

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys across the Last Untamed Frontier, by Ian Urbina

Youth Fiction

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

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