A River Sutra by Gita Mehta, Heinemann, pounds 9.99. Lyrical Indian stories with a mystical edge. Review by Natasha Walter, 5 June.
Mr Mani by A B Yehoshua, Peter Halban, pounds 15.99. Haunting dialogues tracing the 100-year history of a Jewish family. Winner of the March /April Independent Award for Foreign Fiction.