Hiron Ennes's 'Leech'; Jane Igharo's 'Where We End & Begin'; and 64 Other Excellent Titles | August 2022 Starred Reviews

Starred titles reviewed in our August 2022 print issue, spanning mystery and suspense, SF/fantasy, graphic novels, parenting, and more.


Erlick, Nikki. The Measure. HarperAudio.

Garmus, Bonnie. Lessons in Chemistry. Books on Tape.

Green III, Harold. Black Roses. HarperAudio.

Jimenez, Abby. Part of Your World. Hachette Audio.

Millard, Candice. River of the Gods. Books on Tape.

O’Connell, J. P. Hotel Portofino. Blackstone Audio.


De Castrique, Mark. Secret Lives. Poisoned Pen.

Hays, Katy. The Cloisters. Atria.

Mann, Michael & Meg Gardiner. Heat 2. Morrow.

Raybourn, Deanna. Killers of a Certain Age. Berkley.

Ryan, Annelise. A Death in Door County. Berkley.


Ennes, Hiron. Leech. Tor.com.

Gilmore, Olesya Salnikova. The Witch and the Tsar. Ace: Berkley.

Hunt, Taran. The Immortality Thief. Solaris.

Kowal, Mary Robinette. The Spare Man. Tor.

Lafferty, Mur. Station Eternity. Ace: Berkley.

McGuire, Seanan. Be the Serpent. DAW.

Nethercott, GennaRose. Thistlefoot. Anchor.

Pokwatka, Aimee. Self-Portrait with Nothing. Tor.com.

Vo, Nghi. Into the Riverlands. Tor.com


Guillory, Jasmine. Drunk on Love. Berkley.

Howe, Jenny L. The Make-Up Test. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Igharo, Jane. Where We End & Begin. Berkley.

Rai, Alisha. Partners in Crime. Avon.

Spencer, Minerva. The Boxing Baroness. Kensington.

Thorne, Sally. Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match. Avon.


Harrison, Rachel. Such Sharp Teeth. Berkley.


Amigorena, Santiago H. The Ghetto Within. HarperVia.

Banville, John. The Singularities. Knopf.

Dee, Jonathan. Sugar Street. Grove.

Emmons, Cai. Unleashed. Dutton.

Escudero, Jeanette. Happyish. Lake Union.

Ford, Jamie. The Many Daughters of Afong Moy. Atria.

Gallen, Michelle. Factory Girls. Algonquin.

Jenkins Reid, Taylor. Carrie Soto Is Back. Ballantine.

Ng, Celeste. Our Missing Hearts. Penguin Pr.

Sivak, Zoe. Mademoiselle Revolution. Berkley.


DeForge, Michael. Birds of Maine. Drawn & Quarterly.

Maillard, Antoine. Slash Them All. Fantagraphics.

Ross, Alex. Fantastic Four. Abrams ComicArts.

Yamada Murasaki. Talk to My Back. Drawn & Quarterly.


Lispector, Clarice. Too Much of Life. New Directions.

Smith, Gary J. Ice War Diplomat. Douglas & McIntyre.

Walsh, Stephen. The Beloved Vision. Pegasus.


Borowitz, Andy. Profiles in Ignorance. Avid Reader.

El-Rifae, Yasmin. Radius. Verso.

Hempel, Jessi. The Family Outing. Harper One.

Hochschild, Adam. American Midnight. Mariner: Houghton Harcourt.

Kaler, Amy. Until Further Notice. Univ. of Alberta.

Livingstone, Natalie. The Women of Rothschild. St. Martin’s.

Lowry, Beverly. Deer Creek Drive. Knopf.

Myth America. ed. by Kevin M. Kruse & Julian E. Zelizer. Basic: Perseus.

Patterson, Juliet. Sinkhole. Milkweed.

Rosenfeld, Diane. The Bonobo Sisterhood. Harper Wave.

Samatar, Sofia. The White Mosque. Catapult.

Shen, Ann. Revolutionary Women. Chronicle.

Spanier, Graham. In the Lions’ Den. Gryphon.

Suri, Jeremi. Civil War by Other Means. PublicAffairs: Perseus.

Thomas, Franklin A. An Unplanned Life. New Pr.


Barclay, Dawn M. Traveling Different. Rowman & Littlefield.

Linn, Susan. Who’s Raising the Kids? New Pr.

Naumburg, Carla. You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent. Workman.


Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Starry Messenger. Holt.


1000 Design Classics. Phaidon.

Weber, Joe. Mapping Historical Las Vegas. Univ. of Nevada.

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