Best New Books: Week of April 21, 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

Dead Land, by Sara Paretsky

How to Pronounce Knife, by Souvankham Thammavongsa

If I Had Your Face, by Frances Cha

In Her Shadow, by Kristin Miller

Looking Glass, by Christina Henry

Shorefall, by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Wise Friend, by Ramsey Campbell

You Let Me In, by Camilla Bruce

Adult Nonfiction

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle between People and Pathogens, by Muhammad H. Zaman

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In, by Phuc Tran

Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment, by Bethany Saltman

Youth Fiction

Echo Mountain, by Lauren Wolk

Rick, by Alex Gino

Youth Nonfiction

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, by Evette Dionne

Women’s Art Work: More Than 30 Female Artists Who Changed the World, by Sophia Bennett and illustrated by Manjit Thapp

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