The Back Chamber
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22
A 16th poetry collection in which the poet, now in his early 80s, explores sex, desire and his beloved New Hampshire landscape.
The Barbarian Nurseries
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27
A Mexican maid's Los Angeles odyssey and the tangled web of the California judicial system.
Before the End, After the Beginning
Grove Press, $24
Stories of boys and men trying to assert control over their situations in the face of life's often unexpected changes.
The Berrybender Narratives
Simon & Schuster, $32.50