Best New Books: Week of September 8, 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 Big Door Prize, by M. O. Walsh

Monogamy, by Sue Miller

One by One, by Ruth Ware

What Are You Going Through, by Sigrid Nunez

Adult Nonfiction

Guantánamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison, edited by Sarah Mirk

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956, by Fredrik Logevall

Just Us: An American Conversation, by Claudia Rankine

Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, by Jacob Goldstein

The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives, by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

Youth Fiction

The Canyon’s Edge, by Dusti Bowling

Cloud Hopper, by Beth Kephart

Lights on Wonder Rock, by David Litchfield

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, by Donna Barba Higuera

My Favorite Color, by Aaron Becker

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog, by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party, by Allan Wolf

The Summer of Everything, by Julian Winters

Youth Nonfiction

Girl on a Motorcycle, by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Julie Morstad

The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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