Best New Books: Week of June 8, 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

A Dark and Secret Place, by Jen Williams

The Disappearing Act, by Catherine Steadman

The Jasmine Throne, by Tasha Suri

Legends of the North Cascades, by Jonathan Evison

The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton, by Eleanor Ray

The Old Enemy, by Henry Porter

Pack Up the Moon, by Kristan Higgins

Should We Stay or Should We Go, by Lionel Shriver

Adult Nonfiction

¡Hola Papi! How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Questions, by John Paul Brammer

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, by Tiya Miles

An Atlas of Extinct Countries, by Gideon Defoe

By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution, by David Talbot and Margaret Talbot

Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up—and What We Make When We Make Dinner, by Liz Hauck

Kin, by Shawna Kay Rodenberg

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid, by Lawrence Wright

Prince and the Parade and Sign “O” the Times Era Studio Sessions: 1985 and 1986, by Duane Tudahl

The Ugly Cry, by Danielle Henderson

Youth Fiction

All Our Hidden Gifts, by Caroline O’Donoghue

Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat, edited by Cassandra Newbould

The Firebird Song, by Arnée Flores

Hollow Chest, by Brita Sandstrom

It All Begins with Jelly Beans, by Nova Weetman

Youth Nonfiction

Comparrotives (A Grammar Zoo Book), by Janik Coat

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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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