Sidik Fofana's 'Stories from the Tenants Downstairs'; Pekka Hämäläinen's 'Indigenous Continent'; and 62 Other Stellar Titles | July 2022 Starred Reviews

Starred titles reviewed in our July 2022 print issue, spanning mystery and suspense, SF/fantasy, horror, Christian fiction, and more.


Curtis, James. Buster Keaton. Books on Tape.

Fu, Melissa. Peach Blossom Spring. Hachette Audio.

Hoen, Tory Henwood. The Arc. Macmillan Audio.

Maher, Kerri. The Paris Bookseller. Books on Tape.

Peck, Josh. Happy People Are Annoying. HarperAudio.

Perry, Thomas. The Left-Handed Twin. Highbridge Audio.


Cleeves, Ann. The Rising Tide. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.

Glass, Ava. Alias Emma. Bantam.

Krueger, William Kent. Fox Creek. Atria.

Rue, Gretchen. Steeped to Death. Crooked Lane.

Ware, Ruth. The It Girl. Scout.


Dean, Sunyi. The Book Eaters. Tor.

Jamnia, Naseem. The Bruising of Qilwa. Tachyon.

Koboldt, Dan. Silver Queendom. Angry Robot.

Mandanna, Sangu. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. Berkley.

Marais, Bianca. The Witches of Moonshyne Manor. MIRA.

Mesa, Desideria. Bindle Punk Bruja. Harper Voyager.

Muir, Tamsyn. Nona the Ninth.

Roth, Veronica. Poster Girl. Morrow.

Suri, Tasha. The Oleander Sword. Orbit.


Barry, Amy. Kit McBride Gets a Wife. Berkley.

LaQuette. Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man. St. Martin’s Griffin.

MacLean, Sarah. Heartbreaker. Avon.

Matthews, Mimi. The Belle of Belgrave Square. Berkley.

Murphy, Julie & Sierra Simone. A Merry Little Meet Cute. Avon.

Owens, Ivy. Scandalized. Pocket.

Parrish, Roan. The Holiday Trap. Sourcebooks Casablanca.


Jones, Stephen Graham. Don’t Fear the Reaper. Saga: Gallery.


Mills, DiAnn. Concrete Evidence. Tyndale House.

Wright, Jennifer L. Come Down Somewhere. Tyndale House.


Acampora, Lauren. The Hundred Waters. Grove.

Campbell, Jane. Cat Brushing. Grove.

Escoffery, Jonathan. If I Survive You. MCD.

Fofana, Sidik. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs. Scribner.

Hamid, Mohsin. The Last White Man. Riverhead.

Khalid, Zain. Brother Alive. Grove.

Kochai, Jamil Jan. The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories. Viking.

Prusa, Carolyn. None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive. Atria.

Taddeo, Lisa. Ghost Lover. Avid Reader.

Wiggins, Marianne. Properties of Thirst. S. & S.

Wong, Cecily. Kaleidoscope. Dutton.

Zevin, Gabrielle. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. Knopf.


Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Without Shame. Knopf.

Coscarelli, Joe. Rap Capital. S. & S.

Edwards, Martin. The Life of Crime. Collins Crime Club.

Harkup, Kathryn. Licence To Kill. Bloomsbury Sigma.

Koethe, John. Beyond Belief. Farrar.

Lewis, Jenifer. Walking in My Joy. Amistad: HarperCollins.

Momaday, N. Scott. Dream Drawings. Harper Perennial.

Movsesian, Sona. The World’s Worst Assistant. Plume.


Bassist, Elissa. Hysterical. Hachette.

Bee, Vanessa A. Home Bound. Astra House.

Downing, Taylor. 1942. Pegasus.

Frank, Michael (text) & Maira Kalman (illus.). One Hundred Saturdays. Avid Reader.

Griffith, Elisabeth. Formidable. Pegasus.

Hämäläinen, Pekka. Indigenous Continent. Liveright: Norton.

Leon, Jesse. I’m Not Broken. Vintage.

Moss, Jeremiah. Feral City. Norton.

Nikolidakis, Lisa. No One Crosses the Wolf. Little A.

Spicer, Charles. Coffee with Hitler. Pegasus.

Yacovone, Donald. Teaching White Supremacy. Pantheon.


Clavreul, Denis. In the Footsteps of Audubon. Princeton Univ.

Fisher, Max. The Chaos Machine. Little, Brown.

Huse, Andrew T. & others. The Cuban Sandwich. Univ. of Florida.

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