71 Superb Titles | Starred Reviews, October 2019

Essential titles reviewed in our October 2019 print issue, spanning fiction, nonfiction, and media.

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Eskens, Allen. Nothing More Dangerous. Mulholland: Little, Brown.
Jewell, Lisa. The Family Upstairs. Atria.
Ryan, W.C. A House of Ghosts. Arcade CrimeWise.
Sallis, James. Sarah Jane. Soho Crime.
Sandford, John. Bloody Genius. Putnam.


Callender, Kacen. Queen of the Conquered. Orbit: Hachette.
de Bodard, Aliette. Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight. Subterranean.
James, Steven. Synapse. Thomas Nelson.
Suri, Tasha. Realm of Ash. Orbit: Hachette.
Wagers, K.B. Down Among the Dead. Orbit: Hachette.


Hunter, Madeline & others. Seduction on a Snowy Night. Kensington.
Shalvis, Jill. Wrapped Up in You. Avon.
Putney, Mary Jo. Once a Spy. Zebra: Kensington.

Graphic Novels

Deitch, Kim. Reincarnation Stories. Fantagraphics.
Heatley, David. Qualification. Pantheon.
Jaimes, Olivia. Nancy: A Comic Collection. Andrews McMeel.
Kyle, Patrick. Death of the Master. Koyama.
Siciliano, Gina. I Know What I Am. Fantagraphics.


Perlmutter, Kenneth. Freedom from Family Dysfunction. Rowman & Littlefield.
Raphael, Diane June & Kate Black. Represent. Workman.


Aciman, André. Find Me. Farrar.
Attenberg, Jami. All This Could Be Yours. Houghton Harcourt.
Borgo, Karina Sainz. It Would Be Night in Caracas. Harper.
Bryan, Mollie Cox. Christmas Cow Bells. Kensington.
Bump, Gabriel. Everywhere You Don’t Belong. Algonquin.
Clinch, Jon. Marley. Atria.
Doyle, Rob. Threshold. Bloomsbury USA.
Kinsella, Sophie. Christmas Shopaholic. Dial.
Krivak, Andrew. The Bear. Bellevue Literary Pr.
Morris, Heather. Cilka’s Journey. Griffin: St. Martin’s.
O’Brien, Edna. Girl. Farrar.
Reid, Kiley. Such a Fun Age. Putnam.
Scott, Caroline. The Poppy Wife. Morrow.

Arts & Humanities

Bacon, John U. Overtime. Morrow.
Butnick, Stephanie & others. The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. Artisan.
Buttner, Philippe & others. Félix Vallotton. Royal Academy of Arts.
Ivereigh, Austen. Wounded Shepherd. Holt.
McCleneghan, Bromleigh & Karen Ware Jackson. When Kids Ask Hard Questions. Chalice.
Morrison, Toni. Goodness and the Literary Imagination. Univ. of Virginia.
Rippon, Adam. Beautiful on the Outside. Grand Central.
Rosen, Michael J. A Mile and a Half of Lines. Trillium.
Sloan, Nate & Charlie Harding. Switched On Pop. Oxford Univ.
Various. Gio Ponti. Silvana Editoriale.

Social Sciences

Bisko, Lynne & others. Personal Librarians. Libraries Unlimited.
Cahalan, Susannah. The Great Pretender. Grand Central.
Conradi, Peter & Mark Logue. The King’s War. Pegasus.
Garrett, Kent & Jeanne Ellsworth. The Last Negroes at Harvard. Houghton Harcourt.
Goldstein, Steven. The Turn On. Harper Business.
Harrigan, Stephen. Big Wonderful Thing. Univ. of Texas.
Jackson, Holly. American Radicals. Crown.
Lemay, Mimi. What We Will Become. Houghton Harcourt.
McMullin, Rachel M. & Kerry R. Walton. Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum. Libraries Unlimited.
Maddow, Rachel. Blowout. Crown.
Posnanski, Joe. The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini. Avid Reader.
Power, Samantha. The Education of an Idealist. Dey St: HarperCollins.
Richter, Paul. The Ambassadors. S. & S.
Sciolino, Elaine. The Seine. Norton.
Stein, Sarah Abrevaya. Family Papers. Farrar.
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. Race for Profit. Univ. of North Carolina.
Wagner, Lorenz. The Boy Who Felt Too Much. Arcade: Skyhorse.
What God Is Honored Here? Univ. of Minnesota.

Science & Technology

Brock, Sean. South. Artisan.
Raza, Azra. The First Cell. Basic.


Disability Experiences. 2 vols. Macmillan Reference USA: Gale Cengage.


Attah, Ayesha Harruna. The Hundred Wells of Salaga. Brilliance Audio.
Dennis-Benn, Nicole. Patsy. Highbridge Audio.
Jacobsen, Annie. Surprise, Kill, Vanish. Hachette Audio.
North, Alex. The Whisper Man. 8 CDs. Macmillan Audio.
Toews, Miriam. Women Talking. Recorded Books.
Whitehead, Colson. Nickel Boys. Books on Tape.
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