Best New Books: Week of December 1, 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 Art of Violence, by S. J. Rozan

Big Girl, Small Town, by Michelle Gallen

The Blade Between, by Sam J. Miller

Bone Chase, by Weston Ochse

The Dead of Winter, by S. J. Parris

Eddie’s Boy, by Thomas Perry

How to Catch a Queen, by Alyssa Cole

Lazarus, by Lars Kepler and translated by Neil Smith

Memories in the Drift, by Melissa Payne

The Opium Prince, by Jasmine Aimaq

Perestroika in Paris, by Jane Smiley

Perestroika in Paris, by Jane Smiley

Second Chance on Cypress Lane, by Reese Ryan

When a Rogue Meets His Match, by Elizabeth Hoyt

Adult Nonfiction

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person, by Frederick Joseph

Black Futures, by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, by Tina Turner

It’s Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life, by Kathie Lee Gifford

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America, by Michael Eric Dyson

Youth Fiction

Girl Giant and the Monkey King, by Van Hoang

It Only Happens in the Movies, by Holly Bourne

A Sky beyond the Storm, by Sabaa Tahir

The Smartest Kid in the Universe, by Chris Grabenstein

Youth Nonfiction

Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid, by Victoria Tentler-Krylov

About the Author:

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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