Best New Books: Week of May 12, 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

Book of the Little Axe, by Lauren Francis-Sharma

The Bright Side of Going Dark, by Kelly Harms

Catherine House, by Elisabeth Thomas

Glorious Boy, by Aimee Liu

The Goodbye Man, by Jeffery Deaver

The Last Trial, by Scott Turow

Quotients, by Tracy O’Neill

Sorry for Your Trouble, by Richard Ford

The Summer Set, by Aimee Agresti

Unreconciled, by W. Michael Gear

We Had No Rules, by Corinne Manning

Adult Nonfiction

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake

Exploring the History of Childhood and Play through 50 Historic Treasures, by Susan A. Fletcher

For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World, by Emily M. D. Scott

Homemade Yogurt & Kefir: 71 Recipes for Making & Using Probiotic-Rich Ferments, by Gianaclis Caldwell

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland’s Most Unusual Museums, by A. Kendra Greene

Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris, by Mary McAuliffe

Youth Fiction

By the Book: A Novel of Prose and Cons, by Amanda Sellet

Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story, by Zeena M. Pliska and illustrated by Fiona Halliday

Private Lessons, by Cynthia Salaysay

Superman Smashes the Klan, by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Gurihiru

Lion Needs a Haircut, by Hyewon Yum

The Truth according to Blue, by Eve Yohalem

Youth Nonfiction

World of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly, by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan



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