08/05/2013 07:57 am ET

Publishers Weekly: Best New Books for the Week of August 5, 2013

First published in Publishers Weekly

This week: a coming of age book on the high seas, a must-read crime novel, and a boy who hasn't spoken in over one year. Plus: an absorbing biography of Charles Manson.

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