Best New Books: Week of February 18, 2020

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

Asperfell, by Jamie Thomas

No Bad Deed, by Heather Chavez

Real Life, by Brandon Taylor

The Sun Down Motel, by Simone St. James

Twilight of the Gods, by Scott Oden

Adult Nonfiction

Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America’s Most Dangerous Cults, by Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr

Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning, by Philip Kennicott

The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World, by Janice Kaplan

Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America, by Jon Wilkman

The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope after Prison, by Jason Hardy

See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends, by Sam Sifton

Shadow on the Mountain: A Yazidi Memoir of Terror, Resistance, and Hope, by Shaker Jeffrey and Katharine Holstein

Youth Fiction

Foul Is Fair, by Hannah Capin

The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid, by Kate Hattemer

The Paper Kingdom, by Helena Ku Rhee and illustrated by Pascal Campion

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero, by Margarita Engle

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