Best New Books: Week of August 27, 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

A Better Man, by Louise Penny

A Door in the Earth, by Amy Waldman

Everything Inside, by Edwidge Danticat

Last Ones Left Alive, by Sarah Davis-Goff

The Truth behind the Lie, by Sara Lövestam and translated by Laura A. Wideburg

The Ventriloquists, by E. R. Ramzipoor

Adult Nonfiction

Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War, by Duncan White

The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains, by Joseph LeDoux

Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother’s Disappearance as a Child, by Laura Cumming

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, by Tatiana Schlossberg

Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles of the Latin American Story, by Marie Arana

Youth Fiction

All the Bad Apples, by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Dead Voices, by Katherine Arden

Oh, Rats!, by Tor Seidler and illustrated by Gabriel Evans

Once upon a Goat, by Dan Richards and illustrated by Eric Barclay

Spencer’s New Pet, by Jessie Sima

Squeak!, by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and illustrated by Kate Harvey McGee

A Stone Sat Still, by Brendan Wenzel

Youth Nonfiction

The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets, by Sarah Miller



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