Best New Books: Week of November 12, 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 Andromeda Evolution, by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson

Drone, by M. L. Buchman

Eight Kisses, edited by Mindy Klasky and Lori Ann Bailey

Man’s 4th Best Hospital, by Samuel Shem

Not the Girl You Marry, by Andie J. Christopher

The Pursuit of William Abbey, by Claire North

Realm of Ash, by Tasha Suri

The Wrong Girl, by Donis Casey

Adult Nonfiction

All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change, by Michael T. Klare

Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City, by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

Camgirl, by Isa Mazzei

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge, by Sheila Weller

Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America, by Debbie Cenziper

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century, by Thant Myint-U

Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker, and Megan Scott

Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends, by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner

Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages, by Jack Hartnell

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me—A Memoir, by Deirdre Bair

A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo, by Peter Jan Honigsberg

Religion as We Know It, by Jack Miles

What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation, by Mimi Lemay

Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability, edited by Garry Stephenson

Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs, by Keena Roberts

Youth Fiction

Color Outside the Lines, edited by Sangu Mandanna

Gravity, by Sarah Deming

Pluto Gets the Call, by Adam Rex and illustrated by Laurie Keller

Youth Nonfiction

What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal, by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger

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