Best New Books: Week of April 7, 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

Afterlife, by Julia Alvarez

The Age of Witches, by Louisa Morgan

Before I Called You Mine, by Nicole Deese

Broken, by Don Winslow

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael, by Beth Morrey

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix

Starborn & Godsons, by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes

Three Hours in Paris, by Cara Black

To Have and to Hoax, by Martha Waters

Adult Nonfiction

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker

I Don’t Want to Die Poor, by Michael Arceneaux

Indigo, by Ellen Bass

Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline, by Loretta Lynn and Patsy Lynn

Nobody Will Tell You This but Me, by Bess Kalb

The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke, by Sallie Bingham

Youth Fiction

Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones, by Ngozi Ukazu

Don’t Worry, Little Crab, by Chris Haughton

Golden Arm, by Carl Deuker

The List of Things That Will Not Change, by Rebecca Stead

Little Universes, by Heather Demetrios

Madame Badobedah, by Sophie Dahl and illustrated by Lauren O’Hara

The Magic in Changing Your Stars, by Leah Henderson

Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon, by Sally Gardner and illustrated by Nick Maland

Summer Song, by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek

They Went Left, by Monica Hesse

Who Will You Be?, by Andrea Pippins

Why Do We Cry?, by Fran Pintadera and illustrated by Ana Sender

Youth Nonfiction

The Forest Man: The True Story of Jadav Payeng, by Anne Matheson and illustrated by Kay Widdowson

Immigrant Architect: Rafael Guastavino and the American Dream, by Berta de Miguel and Kent Diebolt and illustrated by Virginia Lorente

In the Woods, by David Elliott and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

On the Horizon, by Lois Lowry and illustrated by Kenard Pak

We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World, by Todd Hasak-Lowy

You’re Invited to a Moth Ball: A Nighttime Insect Celebration, by Loree Griffin Burns and illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz

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