A new collection of short fiction centered on an Israeli village.
Alfred A. Knopf, $23.95
A brief novel about a mediocre man was the winner of this year's Man Booker Prize.
State of Wonder
A scientist heads into the jungles of Brazil to find out what happened to her vanished mentor, who is thought to be inventing a bold new fertility drug with vast implications.
Europa/Tonga books, $15, paper
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson, a college grad believes Stevenson is speaking to her in his novel and determines to change her dull life and live as adventurously as young Jim Hawkins.