Best New Books: Week of April 20, 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

Are You Enjoying?, by Mira Sethi

At the End of the World, Turn Left, by Zhanna Slor

Defekt, by Nino Cipri

Excuse Me While I Disappear, by Joanna Scott

The Galaxy and the Ground Within, by Becky Chambers

The Happiest Girl in the World, by Alena Dillon

The Kindred Spirits Supper Club, by Amy E. Reichert

A Man Named Doll, by Jonathan Ames

The Man Who Lived Underground, by Richard Wright

Painting Time, by Maylis de Kerangal and translated by Jessica Moore

Popisho, by Leone Ross

Terminal Boredom, by Izumi Suzuki and translated by Polly Barton and others

Adult Nonfiction

Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States, by Jonathan Levy

And Now I Spill the Family Secrets, by Margaret Kimball

Around the World in 80 Plants, by Jonathan Drori

Curb, by Divya Victor

The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds, by Jon Dunn

Plastic: An Autobiography, by Allison Cobb

Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts, by J. Drew Lanham

The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt, by Audrey Clare Farley

Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?, by Jenny Diski

Youth Fiction

In Deeper Waters, by F. T. Lukens

The Night Walk, by Marie Dorléans

Nightingale, by Deva Fagan

The Republic of Birds, by Jessica Miller

She Drives Me Crazy, by Kelly Quindlen

Sunrise Summer, by Matthew Swanson and illustrated by Robbi Behr

Too Bright to See, by Kyle Lukoff

Where Secrets Lie, by Eva V. Gibson

Youth Nonfiction

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement, by Paula Yoo

The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art, by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Evan Turk

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know, by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Frané Lessac

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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