Fiction books

The covers of "Claudia Silver to the Rescue," "Night Film" and "Memories of a Marriage." (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Random House; Nan Talese / Doubleday)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

All the Land to Hold Us

Rick Bass

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25

A sweeping tale weaves through the landscape of West Texas with a cast of characters that includes oil well drillers, high school football players, a spinster Mormon school teacher and a beauty queen. (August)

Memories of a Marriage

Louis Begley

Nan Talese/Doubleday, $25.95

The author of "About Schmidt" spins a tale of romance and class divisions in tony Newport, R.I. in the 1950s; a half century later, things look different to the narrator. (July)

The Light in the Ruins

Chris Bohjalian

Doubleday, $25.95

Bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian reimagines Romeo and Juliet in Tuscany at the close of World War II; a decade later, those who have survived that turmoil face a serial killer. (July)

On the Floor

Aifric Campbell

Picador, $26