The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

A Novel

Alina Bronsky

Europa: $15 paper

Three generations of women living in Soviet Russia in the 1980s are reunited in Germany. (now available)

House of Holes

A Book of Raunch

Nicholson Baker

Simon & Schuster: $25

The literary provocateur whose other works include "The Mezzanine" and "The Anthologist" takes on the sex novel. (August)

The Kid

A Novel


Penguin Press: $25.95

The author of "Push" tells the story of Precious' son, Abdul, facing the violence of the world around him and coping with grief as he makes his way to adulthood in the wake of his mother's death. (July)

The Land at the End of the World

A Novel

António Lobo Antunes

W.W. Norton: $26.95

An anguished medic, haunted by memories of war in Angola, spends a feverish night wrestling with his demons and recounting his experiences to anyone who will listen. (May)