Best New Books: Week of October 1, 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 Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, edited by Carmen Maria Machado and John Joseph Adams

Bloody Genius, by John Sandford

A Distance Too Grand, by Regina Scott

Full Throttle, by Joe Hill

Mosaic, by Caro Ramsay

Pigs, by Johanna Stoberock

Ribbons of Scarlet, by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, and E. Knight

Right After the Weather, by Carol Anshaw

Sarah Jane, by James Sallis

Strangers She Knows, by Christina Dodd

A Tall History of Sugar, by Curdella Forbes

Trinity Sight, by Jennifer Givhan

Whispers of Shadow & Flame, by L. Penelope

Adult Nonfiction

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019, edited by Sy Montgomery and Jaime Green

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, by Rachel Maddow

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands, by Dan Jones

I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer, by Ahmet Altan and translated by Yasemin Çongar

The Joy of Seafood: The All-Purpose Seafood Cookbook with More Than 900 Recipes, by Barton Seaver

Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: How Softball and Sisterhood Saved Lives in the South Bronx, by Dibs Baer

Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright, by Paul Hendrickson

Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age, by Lizabeth Cohen

A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History, by Seth Berkman

Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey, by Mikhal Dekel

Things We Didn’t Talk about When I Was a Girl, by Jeannie Vanasco

Toil & Trouble, by Augusten Burroughs

Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink, by Seth M. Siegel

Youth Fiction

Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk, by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Manuel Monroy

Dear Sweet Pea, by Julie Murphy

The Fountains of Silence, by Ruta Sepetys

Home in the Woods, by Eliza Wheeler

The Last True Poets of the Sea, by Julia Drake

Pokko and the Drum, by Matthew Forsythe

River, by Elisha Cooper

Roll with It, by Jamie Sumner

Smell the Daisies, by Judith Henderson and illustrated by T. L. McBeth

Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children, by Kath Shackleton and illustrated by Zane Whittingham

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves behind Them All, by Laura Ruby

The Whispering Wars, by Jaclyn Moriarty and illustrated by Davide Ortu

Why?, by Adam Rex and illustrated by Claire Keane

Words on Fire, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Youth Nonfiction

The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come, by Sue Macy and illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Save the Crash-Test Dummies, by Jennifer Swanson and illustrated by TeMika Grooms

Spies: The Secret Showdown between America and Russia, by Marc Favreau



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