Best New Books: Week of July 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

Annihilation Aria, by Michael R. Underwood

Ashes of the Sun, by Django Wexler

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, edited by by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer

Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell

Happiness Will Follow, by Mike Hawthorne

House Privilege, by Mike Lawson

The Lives of Edie Pritchard, by Larry Watson

Malorie, by Josh Malerman

More Better Deals, by Joe R. Lansdale

Pew, by Catherine Lacey and read by Bahni Turpin

The Pull of the Stars, by Emma Donoghue

The Year of the Witching, by Alexis Henderson

Adult Nonfiction

Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels, by Rachel Cohen

Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, by Nicholson Baker

Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones, by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Youth Fiction

Brother’s Keeper, by Julie Lee

Dust, by Kara Swanson

War Stories, by Gordon Korman

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