Best New Books: Week of August 11, 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 Boy in the Field, by Margot Livesey

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, by Kathleen Rooney

Cry of Metal & Bone, by L. Penelope

Driftwood, by Marie Brennan

The New Wilderness, by Diane Cook

A Private Cathedral, by James Lee Burke

The Tyrant Baru Cormorant, by Seth Dickinson

Adult Nonfiction

The Cougar Conundrum: Sharing the World with a Successful Predator, by Mark Elbroch

She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next, by Bridget Quinn

Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, by Ariel Sabar

Youth Fiction

The Blue House, by Phoebe Wahl

The Christmas Feast, by Nathalie Dargent and illustrated by Magali Le Huche

The Daughters of Ys, by M. T. Anderson and illustrated by Jo Rioux

Fighting Words, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Youth Nonfiction

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

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