Doubleday, $25.95

Partly set in Lower Manhattan, Whitehead's story creates a post-plague zombie universe undeniably more human than most novels in this genre.


A Novel

Stephen King

Scribner, $35

King offers a portal into the past with what might have been story around the Kennedy assassination.


A Novel

Haruki Murakami

Alfred A. Knopf, $30.50

Lives of a ghostwriter and of a young girl, who steps out of a cab and enters a parallel world, converge in this epic-size novel from the author of "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle."