Best New Books: Week of July 7, 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

Alec, by William di Canzio

All Our Shimmering Skies, by Trent Dalton

An Ambush of Widows, by Jeff Abbott

Build Your House around My Body, by Violet Kupersmith

Fallen, by Linda Castillo

Falling, by T. J. Newman

Half Sick of Shadows, by Laura Sebastian

Razorblade Tears, by S. A. Cosby

The Wonder Test, by Michelle Richmond

Adult Nonfiction

Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings, by Earl Swift

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, by Jessica Hopper

First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents, by Gary Ginsberg

Living Brave: Lessons from Hurt, Lighting the Way to Hope, by Shannon Dingle

London’s Number One Dog-Walking Agency, by Kate MacDougall

Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot, by Niloofar Rahmani and Adam Sikes

Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, by Mary Gauthier

The Soul of Genius: Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, and the Meeting That Changed the Course of Science, by Jeffrey Orens


Youth Fiction

The Caiman, by María Eugenia Manrique, illustrated by Ramón París, and translated by Amy Brill

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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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