Starred Reviews Releasing This Week

December 4, 2023 through December 10, 2023
All the books to receive starred reviews in PW that are hitting bookstore shelves this week.


Samantha Harvey. Grove, $27 (208p) ISBN 978-0-8021-6154-3

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All the Little Bird-Hearts

Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow. Algonquin, $18.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-64375-661-5

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Daughter of Ashes

Ilaria Tuti, trans. from the Italian by Ekin Oklap. Soho Crime, $27.99 (432p) ISBN 978-1-64129-417-1

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The Mayors of New York: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Mystery

S.J. Rozan. Pegasus Crime, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-63936-525-8

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Chris McKinney. Soho Crime, $27.99 (368p) ISBN 978-1-64129-513-0

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The Other Mothers

Katherine Faulkner. Gallery, $28.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-6680-2478-2

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Five Bad Deeds

Caz Frear. Harper, $30 (352p) ISBN 978-0-063-09110-8

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Where the Dead Wait

Ally Wilkes. Atria/Bestler, $27.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-9821-8282-3

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Murder in the Mist

Cora Harrison. Severn House, $31.99 (240p) ISBN 978-1-4483-1134-7

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The Second Chance Year

Melissa Wiesner. Forever, $16.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-5387-4191-7

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This Spells Love

Kate Robb. Dial, $17 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-593-59653-1

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The Serpent and the Wings of Night

Carissa Broadbent. Bramble, $29.99 (480p) ISBN 978-1-250-34317-8

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The Bitter Crown

Justin Lee Anderson. Orbit, $19.99 trade paper (480p) ISBN 978-0-316-45430-8

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Into Siberia: George Kennan’s Epic Journey Through the Brutal

Gregory Wallance. St. Martin’s, $30 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-28005-3

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Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa

Anthony Grafton. Harvard Univ, $39.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-674-65973-5

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Songs on Endless Repeat: Essays and Outtakes

Anthony Veasna So. Ecco, $28.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-06-304996-3

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Airplane Mode: An Irreverent History of Travel

Shahnaz Habib. Catapult, $27 (288p) ISBN 978-1-64622-015-1

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Loaded: The Life (and Afterlife) of the Velvet Underground

Dylan Jones. Grand Central, $30 (320p) ISBN 978-1-538756-56-0

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Revelation at the Food Bank

Merrill Joan Gerber. Sagging Meniscus, $21.95 trade paper (206p) ISBN 978-1-952386-70-1

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The Bloodied Nightgown and Other Essays

Joan Acocella. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30 (368p) ISBN 978-0-374-60809-5

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The Last Slice

Melissa Seron Richardson, illus. by Monica Arnaldo. Little, Brown, $18.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-31643-629-8

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Laolao’s Dumplings

Dane Liu, illus. by ShinYeon Moon. Holt/Godwin, $18.99 (48p) ISBN 978-1-2507-7819-2

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Gratuitous Ninja

Ronald Wimberly. Beehive, $100 (636p) ISBN 978-1-948886-34-5

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Zero at the Bone: Fifty Entries Against Despair

Christian Wiman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30 (320p) ISBN 978-0-374-60345-8

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