Best New Books: Week of January 19, 2021

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

Before She Disappeared, by Lisa Gardner

The Forever Sea, by Joshua Phillip Johnson

Knock Knock, by Anders Roslund and translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel

The Mask of Mirrors, by M. A. Carrick

The Rib King, by Ladee Hubbard

The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle, by Timothy Miller

Trio, by William Boyd

What’s Worth Keeping, by Kaya McLaren

Adult Nonfiction

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine, by Janice P. Nimura

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame, 1968–2011, by William Feaver

The Plague Cycle: The Unending War between Humanity and Infectious Disease, by Charles Kenny

Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince, by Peter Ames Carlin

Youth Fiction

Amari and the Night Brothers, by B. B. Alston

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space, by Shaun David Hutchinson

Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo

The Passover Guest, by Susan Kusel and illustrated by Sean Rubin

Seaside Stroll, by Charles Trevino and illustrated by Maribel Lechuga

Seeking an Aurora, by Elizabeth Pulford and illustrated by Anne Bannock

This Will Be Funny Someday, by Katie Henry

We Free the Stars, by Hafsah Faizal

Youth Nonfiction

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History, by David F. Walker and illustrated by Marcus Kwame Anderson

Seven Voyages: How China’s Treasure Fleet Conquered the Sea, by Laurence Bergreen and Sara Fray

She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming, Astronomer, by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Julianna Swaney

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