Books Not To Miss | Starred Reviews

Starred titles reviewed in our February 2023 print issue, spanning graphic novels, mystery and suspense, SF/fantasy, romance, and more.








Azouz, Josh. Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia. L.A. Theatre Works. 

Gilliss, Meghan. Lungfish. Highbridge Audio. 

Schiff, Stacy. The Revolutionary. Hachette Audio. 


Armstrong, Kelley. The Poisoner’s Ring. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. 

Byron, Ellen. Wined and Died in New Orleans. Berkley. 

Chavez, Heather. Before She Finds Me. Little, Brown. 

DeStefano, Ren. How I’ll Kill You. Berkley.

Landay, William. All That Is Mine I Carry with Me. Bantam. 

O’Connor, Carlene. Murder at an Irish Bakery. Kensington. 

Parker, T. Jefferson. The Rescue. Forge. 

Pochoda, Ivy. Sing Her Down. MCD. 

Winspear, Jacqueline. The White Lady. Harper. 


Battis, Jes. The Winter Knight. ECW. 

Mullen, Thomas. Blind Spots. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. 

Never Too Old To Save the World. Outland Entertainment. 

Rao, Kritika H. The Surviving Sky. Titan. 


Adler, Sarah. Mrs. Nash’s Ashes. Berkley. 

Henry, Emily. Happy Place. Berkley. 

Spencer, Minerva. The Dueling Duchess. Kensington. 

Wilder, Ava. Will They or Won’t They. Dell. 


Aboulela, Leila. River Spirit. Grove. 

Berest, Anne. The Postcard. Europa. 

Crane, Marisa. I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself. Catapult. 

Haydock, Sophie. The Flames. Overlook. 

Langbein, Julia. American Mermaid. Doubleday. 

McDaniel, Tiffany. On the Savage Side. Knopf. 

Verghese, Abraham. The Covenant of Water. Grove. 


Kingfisher, T. A House with Good Bones. Tor Nightfire. 


Gary, Romain. The Life Before Us. New Directions. 


Tsuge, Yoshiharu. Nejishiki. Drawn & Quarterly. 


Brady, Frank. Citizen Welles. Univ. Pr. of Kentucky. 

Ciuraru, Carmela. Lives of the Wives. Harper. 

Graham, Jorie. To 2040. Copper Canyon. 

Howe, Matt. Barbra Streisand. Fayetteville Mafia. 

Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Dancing Down the Barricades. Univ. of California. 

McCormick, Robert “Mack.” Biography of a Phantom. Smithsonian. 

Runstedtler, Theresa. Black Ball. Bold Type. 

Smiley, Jane. The Questions That Matter Most. Heyday. 

Taylor, Courtney Faye. Concentrate. Graywolf. 

Youn, Monica. From From. Graywolf. 

Zagajewski, Adam. True Life. Farrar. 


Alderson-Day, Ben. Presence. St. Martin’s. 

Kenneally, Christine. Ghosts of the Orphanage. PublicAffairs: Perseus. 

McShea, Bronwen. La Duchesse. Pegasus. 

Shapiro, Ari. The Best Strangers in the World. HarperOne.

Whitaker, Mark. Saying It Loud. S. & S. 


Damour, Lisa. The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. Ballantine. 

Zucker, Meg. Born Extraordinary. TarcherPerigee. 


Berry, Erica. Wolfish. Flatiron. 

Flynn, Christine. A Generous Meal. Penguin Canada.

Rothman, Julia. Wildlife Anatomy. Storey. 

Scharre, Paul. Four Battlegrounds. Norton. 


The Academic Library in the United States. McFarland. 

Brownell, Blaine. The Pandemic Effect. Princeton Architectural. 

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