Best New Books: Week of April 27, 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

The End of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird

The Music of Bees, by Eileen Garvin

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank, by Elin Hilderbrand and Adriana Trigiani

A Wicked Bargain for the Duke, by Megan Frampton

Adult Nonfiction

Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, by Amy Klobuchar

A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters, by Andrew Knoll

Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France, by Katie Quinn

Hearing Homer’s Song: The Brief Life and Big Idea of Milman Parry, by Robert Kanigel

How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King

Youth Fiction

Between Perfect and Real, by Ray Stoeve

Keeping the City Going, by Brian Floca

A Pizza with Everything on It, by Kyle Scheele and illustrated by Andy J. Pizza

Slingshot, by Mercedes Helnwein

Ways to Grow Love, by Renée Watson and illustrated by Nina Mata

Youth Nonfiction

Horse Power: How Horses Changed the World, by Jennifer Thermes

The Power of Style, by Christian Allaire

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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