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Best New Books: Week of September 10, 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

Ducks, Newburyport, by Lucy Ellmann

Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir

The Last Train to London, by Meg Waite Clayton

The Nanny, by Gilly Macmillan

The Sisters of Summit Avenue, by Lynn Cullen

A Song for a New Day, by Sarah Pinsker

Three-Fifths, by John Vercher

The Vanished Bride, by Bella Ellis

Where the Light Enters, by Sara Donati

Adult Nonfiction

Country Music: An Illustrated History, by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief, by Doris Payne and Zelda Lockhart

The Education of an Idealist, by Samantha Power

Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, by Jake Skeets

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World: The Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the Rebirth of New York, by Tom Roston

Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed, by Howard Sounes

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, by Garrett M. Graff

The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It, by Marty Makary

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay, by Julie Zickefoose

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime, by Sean Carroll

Youth Fiction

Are You Listening?, by Tillie Walden

The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral, by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic and illustrated by George Ermos

Frankly in Love, by David Yoon

Malamander, by Thomas Taylor and illustrated by Tom Booth

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane, by Chris Raschka and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

The Proudest Blue, by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali and illustrated by Hatem Aly

Rabbit and the Motorbike, by Kate Hoefler and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

Stargazing, by Jen Wang

The Starlight Claim, by Tim Wynne-Jones

Youth Nonfiction

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust, by Albert Marrin

About the Author:

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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