What Henry James Knew by Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Cape, pounds 12.99. An intense, high-minded collection of essays on Henry James, T S Eliot, Primo Levi et al, by the American critic and novelist. Review by Anthony Lane, 3 July.
Dr Haggard's Disease by Patrick McGrath, Viking, pounds 14.99. Enigmatic, twisted love story set in pre-Blitz Britain. Review by Anthony Quinn, 8 May.
A River Sutra by Gita Mehta, Heinemann, pounds 9.99. Fine lyrical fan of Indian stories with a mystical edge. Review by Natasha Walter, 5 June.
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle, Secker & Warburg, pounds 12.99. Sharp and funny novel about a 10-year-old trapped in an uncosy boyhood. Review by Giles Smith, 26 June.