Best New Books: Week of July 21, 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 Book of Accidents, by Chuck Wendig

False Witness, by Karin Slaughter

Intimacies, by Katie Kitamura

The Man with the Silver Saab, by Alexander McCall Smith

Red Traitor, by Owen Matthews

She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan

Virtue, by Hermione Hoby

What Strange Paradise, by Omar El Akkad

The Woman from Uruguay, by Pedro Mairal and translated by Jennifer Croft

Adult Nonfiction

The Living Soil Handbook: The No-Till Grower’s Guide to Ecological Gardening, by Jesse Frost


Youth Fiction

Bird Boy, by Matthew Burgess and illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani

Linked, by Gordon Korman

Youth Nonfiction

Make Meatballs Sing: The Life and Art of Sister Corita Kent, by Matthew Burgess and illustrated by Kara Kramer

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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