Best New Books: Week of October 20, 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

Death and the Maiden, by Samantha Norman and Ariana Franklin

Nothing Short of Wondrous, by Regina Scott

The Silence, by Don DeLillo

To Hold Up the Sky, by Cixin Liu

Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Aoko Matsuda and translated by Polly Barton

Adult Nonfiction

America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs, by National Geographic

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence, by Claire Saffitz

The Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything, by Ruth Goodman

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing, by Meera Sodha

Knockout, by Mia Kang

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, by Alicia Garza

Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters, by Helena Andrews-Dyer and R. Eric Thomas

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema, by Lindy West

This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking, by Vivian Howard

A Walk around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About), by Spike Carlsen

Youth Fiction

Ana on the Edge, by A. J. Sass

The Last Mirror on the Left, by Lamar Giles and illustrated by Dapo Adeola

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math, by Rajani LaRocca and illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan

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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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