Best New Books: Week of June 9, 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

The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season, by Molly Fader

Dance Away with Me, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Distant Dead, by Heather Young

Echo on the Bay, by Masatsugu Ono and translated by Angus Turvill

Half, by Sharon Harrigan

Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars, by Joyce Carol Oates

Adult Nonfiction

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, by Stacey Abrams

Youth Fiction

Catalyst, by Sarah Beth Durst

Joy, by Yasmeen Ismail and illustrated by Jenni Desmond

Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things, by Matilda Woods

Youth Nonfiction

Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker, by Patricia Hruby Powell and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie


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