The Latest Stephen King, a Guide to Raising an Active Reader, & 64 Other Exceptional Titles | Starred Reviews, May 2020

Essential titles reviewed in our May 2020 print issue, spanning mystery & suspense, sf/fantasy, romance, self-help, parenting, fiction, social sciences, and more.

Essential titles reviewed in our May 2020 print issue, spanning mystery & suspense, sf/fantasy, romance, self-help, parenting, fiction, social sciences, and more.

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MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

Blackwell, Juliet. The Last Curtain Call. Berkley Prime Crime.
Burton, Jeffrey B. The Finders. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.
Cooney, Caroline B. Before She Was Helen. Poisoned Pen: Sourcebooks.
Foley, Lucy. The Guest List. Morrow.
Jónasson, Ragnar. The Mist. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.
King, Stephen. If It Bleeds. Scribner.
Moore, Christopher. Shakespeare for Squirrels. Morrow.
Panowich, Brian. Hard Cash Valley. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.
Taylor, Sarah Stewart. The Mountains Wild. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.
 

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SF/FANTASY

Doore, K.A. The Unconquered City. Tor.
Harrison, Kim. American Demon. Ace: Berkley.
Jennings, Kathleen. Flyaway. Tor.com.
Lam, Laura. Goldilocks. Orbit.
 

ROMANCE

Dev, Sonali. Recipe for Persuasion. Morrow.
 
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SELF-HELP

Bonoir, Andrea. Detox Your Thoughts. Chronicle Prism.
Holladay, J. Douglas. Rethinking Success. HarperOne.
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff. Lost Companions. St. Martin’s.
Miller, Rachel Wilkerson. The Art of Showing Up. Experiment.
 

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PARENTING

Axelrod, Sofia. How Babies Sleep. Atria.
Cleaver, Samantha. Raising an Active Reader. Rowman & Littlefield.
 

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FICTION

Bradley, Patricia. Standoff. Revell.
George, Alex. The Paris Hours. Flatiron: Macmillan.
Landragin, Alex. Crossings. St. Martin’s.
Liu, Aimee. Glorious Boy. Red Hen.
Maizes, R.L. Other People’s Pets. Celadon.
Majumdar, Megha. A Burning. Knopf.
Martin, Charles. The Water Keeper. Thomas Nelson.
Millet, Lydia. A Children’s Bible. Norton.
Momplaisir, Francesca. My Mother’s House. Knopf.
Paul, Gill. Jackie and Maria. Morrow.
Weiner, Jennifer. Big Summer. Atria.
 

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ARTS & HUMANITIES

Botanical Art Techniques. Timber. ed. by Carol Woodin & Robin A. Jess.
Eiland, Ashlee. Human(kind). WaterBrook.
Fader, Ayala. Hidden Heretics. Princeton Univ.
Freeman, John. The Park. Copper Canyon.
Khakpour, Porochista. Brown Album. Vintage.
Mays, Willie & John Shea. 24. St. Martin’s.
Nathanson, Mitchell. Bouton. Univ. of Nebraska.
Sadoff, Ira. Country, Living. Alice James.
 
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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Alexander, Eileen. Love in the Blitz. Harper.
Atleework, Kendra. Miracle Country. Algonquin.
Ball, Molly. Pelosi. Holt.
Barnett, Brittany K. A Knock at Midnight. Crown.
Berfield, Susan. The Hour of Fate. Bloomsbury.
Dabiri, Emma. Twisted. Harper Perennial.
Dumaine, Brian. Bezonomics. Scribner.
Goodman, Amanda L. Marketing Plans in Action. ALA.
Hanley, Charles J. Ghost Flames. PublicAffairs.
Hastings, Reed & Erin Meyer. No Rules Rules. Penguin.
Hobbs, Jeff. Show Them You’re Good. Scribner.
Klineberg, Stephen L. Prophetic City. Avid Reader.
Margolin, Jamie. Youth to Power. Hachette Go.
McGrath, Tim. James Monroe. Dutton.
Mrazek, Robert J. The Indomitable Florence Finch. Hachette.
Penn, Thomas. The Brothers York. S.&.S.
Schechter, Harold. Ripped from the Headlines! Little A.
Weinman, Sarah. Unspeakable Acts. Ecco: HarperCollins.
White, E.J. You Talkin’ to Me? Oxford Univ.
 

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Buford, Bill. Dirt. Knopf.
Lyman, Monty. The Remarkable Life of the Skin. Atlantic Monthly.
McGregor, Alyson J. Sex Matters. Hachette.
Mix, Ivy. Spirits of Latin America. Ten Speed.
Svensson, Patrik. The Book of Eels. Ecco.

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