Best New Books: Week of June 16, 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

And Then the Gray Heaven, by RE Katz

The Cape Doctor, by E. J. Levy

The Killing Hills, by Chris Offutt

The Maidens, by Alex Michaelides

Site Fidelity, by Claire Boyles

The Sweetness of Water, by Nathan Harris

Adult Nonfiction

Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia, by Mariana Velásquez

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell

Nowhere Girl: Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood, by Cheryl Diamond

The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter, by Kai Bird

Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America, by Scott Borchert

Kin, by Shawna Kay Rodenberg

She Memes Well: Personal Essays, by Quinta Brunson

When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer, by Curtis Wilkie

Youth Fiction

The Box in the Woods, by Maureen Johnson

A Boy Named Isamu, by James Yang

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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