A Novel

Esmeralda Santiago

Alfred A. Knopf: $27.50

A tale of love, discovery and adventure in 19th century Spain through the eyes of an indomitable, unforgettable woman; by the author of "When I Was Puerto Rican." (July)

Crossing State Lines

An American Renga

Edited by Bob Holman and Carol Muske-Dukes

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27

A startling project: A lyrical relay race from coast to coast, linking 54 U.S. poets — including Robert Pinsky, Heather McHugh and Robert Hass — inspired by a classical Japanese poetic tradition. (now available)

The Days of the King

A Novel

Filip Florian

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $22

It's 1866 and Central Europe is teetering on the brink of war as a bachelor dentist embarks on a dangerous journey to Bucharest with the new prince of Romania. (August)

Double Shadow


Carl Phillips

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $23

In this 11th collection, the poet delves into the dualities of life — between our desires and reality — that cause him to ask, "What am I, that I should stand/so apart from my own happiness?" (now available)