THE END OF THE POINT.
By Elizabeth Graver. (Harper, $25.99.)
A summer house on the Massachusetts coast both shelters and isolates the wealthy family in Graver’s eloquent multigenerational novel.
By Rachel Kushner. (Scribner, $26.99.)
In Kushner’s frequently dazzling second novel, an impressionable artist navigates the volatile worlds of New York and Rome in the 1970s.
By Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown, $30.)
The “Goldfinch” of the title of Tartt’s smartly written Dickensian novel is a painting smuggled through the early years of a boy’s life — his prize, his guilt and his burden.
THE GOOD LORD BIRD.
By James McBride. (Riverhead, $27.95.)
McBride’s romp of a novel, the 2013 National Book Award winner, is narrated by a freed slave boy who passes as a girl. It’s a risky portrait of the radical abolitionist John Brown in which irreverence becomes a new form of
A GUIDE TO BEING BORN: Stories. (LINK A UNA PAQUETE DE VARIOS QUE INCLUYE ÉSTE)
By Ramona Ausubel. (Riverhead, $26.95.)
Ausubel’s fantastical collection traces a cycle of transformation: from love to conception to gestation to birth.
HALF THE KINGDOM.
By Lore Segal. (Melville House, $23.95.)
In Segal’s darkly comic novel, dementia becomes contagious at a Manhattan hospital.
I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE: Stories.
By Jamie Quatro. (Grove, $24.)
Quatro’s strange, thrilling and disarmingly honest first collection draws from a pool of resonant themes (Christianity, marital infidelity, cancer, running) in agile
THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS.
By Andrew Sean Greer. (Ecco/ HarperCollins, $26.99.)
A distraught woman inhabits different selves across the 20th century in Greer’s elegiac novel.