Max Brooks's Sasquatch Thriller, Talia Hibbert's Latest Rom Com, & 78 Other Stellar Titles | Starred Reviews, Apr. 2020

Essential titles reviewed in our April 2020 print issue, spanning mystery & suspense, sf/fantasy, horror, romance, graphic novels, nonfiction, and reference.

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Mystery & Suspense

Gentill, Sulari. After She Wrote Him.
Hutton, Callie. A Study in Murder.
Redmond, Lissa Marie. A Full Cold Moon.
Pochoda, Ivy. These Women.


Butcher, Jim. Peace Talks.
Chakraborty, S.A. The Empire of Gold.
Lewis, Linden A. The First Sister.
Scalzi, John. The Last Emperox.
Wallace, Matt. Savage Legion.


Burrowes, Grace. A Duke by Any Other Name.
Hibbert, Talia. Take a Hint, Dani Brown.
Wilsner, Meryl. Something To Talk About.

Graphic Novels

Appleby, Steven. Dragman.
Fauvel, Claire. Phoolan Devi.
Hanselmann, Simon. Seeds and Stems.
Lemire, Jeff & Michael Walsh & others. Black Hammer/Justice League.
Sacco, Joe. Paying the Land.
Schrauwen, Oliver & others. Portrait of a Drunk.
Tapalansky, Nick & Kate Glasheen. A Radical Shift of Gravity.


Brooks, Max. Devolution.
Romero, George A. & Daniel Kraus. The Living Dead.
Stage, Zoje. Wonderland.


Adimi, Kaouther. Our Riches.
Appanah, Nathacha. Tropic of Violence.
Barry, Sebastian. A Thousand Moons.
Ben Jelloun, Tahar. The Punishment.
Condé, Maryse. The Belle Créole.
Delinsky, Barbara. A Week at the Shore.
Emezi, Akwaeke. The Death of Vivek Oji.
Francis-Sharma, Lauren. Book of the Little Axe.
González, Tomas. Difficult Light.
Lawhon, Ariel. Code Name Hélène.
Milliken, Kate. Kept Animals.
Nayman, Shira. River.
O’Connor, Joseph. Shadowplay.
Serritella, Francesca. Ghosts of Harvard.
Sofer, Dalia. Man of My Time.
Stranger, Simon. Keep Saying Their Names.
Swarup, Shubhangi. Latitudes of Longing.
Williams, Ian. Reproduction.

Arts & Humanities

Abdolmalekian, Garous. Lean Against This Late Hour.
Johnson, Graham. Poulenc.
McHugh, Heather. Muddy Matterhorn.
Rosenblitt, J. Alison. The Beauty of Living.
Zack, Ian. Odetta.

Social Sciences

Albright, Madeleine. Hell and Other Destinations.
Ali-Karamali, Sumbul. Demystifying Shariah.
Bell, David A. Men on Horseback.
Carter, Zachary D. The Price of Peace.
Gumbel, Andrew. Won’t Lose This Dream.
Jollett, Mikel. Hollywood Park.
Moore, Don A. Perfectly Confident.
Moore, Wes & Erica L. Green. Five Days.
Posner, Sarah. Unholy.
Reich, Robert B. The System.
Richardson, Heather Cox. How the South Won the Civil War.
Rubin, Daniel Joshua. 27 Essential Principles of Story.
Scott, Jack & Bairbre Flood. Safeguarding Your Child with Autism.
Stout, David. The Kidnap Years.
Talusan, Meredith. Fairest.
Trethewey, Natasha. Memorial Drive.
Turnbow, Dominique & Amanda Roth. Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries.
Van Meter, Matthew. Deep Delta Justice.

Science & Technology

Ackerman, Jennifer. The Bird Way.
Allen, Darina. One Pot Feeds All.
Gee, Alastair & Dani Anguiano. Fire in Paradise.
Heatter, Maida. Chocolate Is Forever.
Hunt, Lindsay Maitland. Help Yourself.
Sibley, David Allen. What It’s Like To Be a Bird.
Slaght, Jonathan C. Owls of the Eastern Ice.


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