Mary Coin by Marisa Silver (Plume, $16)
Silver's sensitive, multi-generational novel gives life to the "Migrant Mother" of Dorothea Lange's iconic Dust Bowl-era photograph, beginning with 16-year-old Mary, barely surviving with her widowed mother and little brothers.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead, $16)
Hamid's new novel combines extremely lean prose and a wry sense of irony in a dramatic monologue with a wickedly satirical vision of modern times.
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (Penguin, $16)
An unusually clever debut novel--a literary conundrum with recurring details and doppelgänger characters--that romps through a writer's coming-of-age while simultaneously exploring the relationship of fiction to truth.
Honor by Elif Shafak (Penguin, $16)
In a novel spanning three generations, Shafak (The Bastard of Istanbul) delves into the complex circumstances that allow old-country values to distort an Anglo-Turkish family in 1970s London.
The Retrospective by A.B. Yehoshua, translated by Stuart Schoffman (Mariner, $14.95)
An aging Israeli film director and his muse go to Spain for a retrospective of his work; he finds there an examination of his life, his relationships and his artistic choices.
Ordinary Grace by William Krueger (Atria, $16)
A mystery writer shifts gears with a coming-of-age story set in a small Minnesota River Valley community, where a family is tested in ways they could never have imagined.
The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue (Washington Square Press, $15)
In an epic fantasy setting, an old woman looks back at her momentous life, remembering the events that shaped her identity--part legend, part romance, part fairy tale.
Quintessence by David Walton (Tor, $14.99)
A wildly imaginative and utterly addictive historical-fantasy adventure set during the religious turmoil of mid-16th-century Tudor England and the European Age of Exploration.
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan (Touchstone, $16)
An evocative view of the Manhattan Project through the eyes of the women who worked and lived in the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tenn.--a compelling and unusual new perspective on the Project and World War II.
Her: A Memoir by Christa Parravani (Picador, $16)
A moving account of love and anguish by a twin who survived her sister's death.
Walking Home: A Poet's Journey by Simon Artmitage (Liveright, $15.95)
English poet Simon Armitage offers an engaging account of a 19-day trek across the spine of his native country; possessed of an ample supply of sharp and self-deprecating British wit, Armitage is erudite but still in most respects an Everyman.
Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling by Becca Stevens (Jericho Books, $15)
A heartfelt exploration of the power of healing, both through natural remedies and through community and service. Stevens is the founder of Magdalene, a network of homes for abused women, and Thistle Farms, the all-natural cosmetics company that both funds Magdalene and employs its residents.
The Black Russian by Vladimir Alexandrov (Grove Press, $17)
A compelling biography of Frederick Bruce Thomas, the son of former slaves, and a powerful and complex man, who left the U.S. and made his fortune in early 20th-century Moscow.
Public Apology by Dave Bry (Grand Central, $15)
Some people find a good old-fashioned unburdening of their past therapeutic; in this funny, poignant memoir, David Bry takes this process a step further by writing letters to all those he has ever slighted.
Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City by Robin Nagle (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $15)
An anthropologist's perspective on how New York City cleans up after itself, based on a decade's study of the Department of Sanitation and its army of nearly 10,000 workers.
Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood (Basic Books, $17.99)
The familiar story of the Wars of the Roses, the so-called "Cousins' War" between the houses of Lancaster and York over the throne of England, from a new perspective: the mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman (Ballantine Books, $16)
Nelly Bly wasn't the only American woman journalist who circumnavigated the globe in 1889; Goodman tells the suspenseful story of both attempts to beat Phineas Fogg's time.