Best New Books: Week of October 15, 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

Celestial Bodies, by Jokha Alharthi and translated by Marilyn Booth

Curious Toys, by Elizabeth Hand

Divide Me by Zero, by Lara Vapnyar

The Dollmaker, by Nina Allan

Happy Like This, by Ashley Wurzbacher

Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout

The Throne of the Five Winds, by S. C. Emmett

Your House Will Pay, by Steph Cha

Adult Nonfiction

Alpine Cooking: Recipes and Stories from Europe’s Grand Mountaintops, by Meredith Erickson

American Cuisine and How It Got This Way, by Paul Freedman

Beautiful on the Outside, by Adam Rippon

The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson

The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando, by William J. Mann

The Food of Sichuan, by Fuchsia Dunlop

Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land, by Charles D. Thompson

Good Husbandry: Growing Food, Love, and Family on Essex Farm, by Kristin Kimball

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, by Amaryllis Fox

Making Marbled Paper: Paint Techniques & Patterns for Classic & Modern Marbleizing on Paper & Silk, by Heather RJ Fletcher

Music: The Subversive History, by Ted Gioia

On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist, by Amy Merrick

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection, by National Geographic

Youth Fiction

Allies, by Alan Gratz

The Dragon Warrior, by Katie Zhao

Fireborne, by Rosaria Munda

Moonshine, by Justin Benton

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World, by Karen Rivers

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, by Kwame Mbalia

Under the Broken Sky, by Mariko Nagai

War Girls, by Tochi Onyebuchi

The Year We Fell from Space, by Amy Sarig King and illustrated by Nina Goffi

Youth Nonfiction

Accused! The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment, by Larry Dane Brimner

The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs, by Gail Jarrow

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