Best New Books: Week of March 24, 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

A Bond Undone, by Jin Yong and translated by Gigi Chang

The City We Became, by N. K. Jemisin

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, by Nghi Vo

The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John Mandel

Grown-Up Pose, by Sonya Lalli

The Last Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer

Then the Fish Swallowed Him, by Amir Ahmadi Arian

Who Rescued Who, by Victoria Schade

Adult Nonfiction

House Lessons: Renovating a Life, by Erica Bauermeister

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown, by Anne Glenconner

Youth Fiction

The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team, by Kit Rosewater and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

In My Garden, by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Philip Stead

Letters from Bear, by Gauthier David and illustrated by Marie Caudry

Salma the Syrian Chef, by Danny Ramadan and illustrated by Anna Bron

Tigers, Not Daughters, by Samantha Mabry

A Wish in the Dark, by Christina Soontornvat

Youth Nonfiction

The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America’s Presidents, by Kate Messner and illustrated by Adam Rex

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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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