Feather Crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason, Chatto & Windus, pounds 15.99. Exhilarating, tragic novel about clannish life on the farm in rural America. Review by Anthony Quinn, 2 October.
Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse, Picador, pounds 14.99. Compelling story about a woman's romantic career, set against the turbulent birth of the League of Nations. Review by Natasha Walter, 11 September.
A Wreath Upon the Dead by Briege Duffaud, Poolbeg, pounds 14.99. Remarkable novel full of splendid voices exploring the fateful history of Northern Ireland. Review by Robert Winder, 1 October.