Best New Books: Week of May 18, 2021

The following books, published this week and last, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!

Adult Fiction

The Album of Dr. Moreau, by Daryl Gregory

And the Stars Kept Watch, by Peter Friedrichs

Fictional Father, by Joe Ollmann

Phase Six, by Jim Shepard

The Quiet Boy, by Ben H. Winters

The Soulmate Equation, by Christina Lauren

The Summer Seekers, by Sarah Morgan

Unsettled Ground, by Claire Fuller

The Vanishing Point, by Elizabeth Brundage

Yes, Daddy, by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

Adult Nonfiction

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion since the 1960s, by Elizabeth Hinton

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850, by Alan Taylor

The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, by Jonathan Ned Katz

The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941–1966, by Clinton Heylin

Tastes Like War, by Grace M. Cho

Youth Fiction

If Only . . . ., by Mies van Hout and translated by David Colmer

May the Best Man Win, by ZR Ellor

On the Hook, by Francisco X. Stork

Ophie’s Ghosts, by Justina Ireland

Out into the Big Wide Lake, by Paul Harbridge and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

Perfectly Parvin, by Olivia Abtahi

Tokyo Ever After, by Emiko Jean

When Lola Visits, by Michelle Sterling and illustrated by Aaron Asis

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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