Dr Haggard's Disease by Patrick McGrath, Viking, pounds 14.99. Enigmatic, twisted love story set in pre-Blitz London. Review by Anthony Quinn, 8 May.
Mr Mani by A B Yehoshua, Peter Halban, pounds 15.99. Impressive novel that describes 100 years in the history of a Jewish family. Winner of the Independent foreign fiction award for March / April. Review by Wendy Brandmark, 17 April.
Greetings from Earth by Scott Bradfield, Picador, pounds 14.99. A delightful collection of stories by 'the Raymond Carver of the crystal-healing set'. Review by Eva Salzman, 15 May.
A Place of Fallen Leaves by Tim Pears, Hamish Hamilton, pounds 14.99. Unusually strong debut novel set in a sleepy Devon village. Review by Kate Basset, 27 March.
Never Again by Peter Hennessy, Cape, pounds 20. A lengthy, stirring and evocative history of Britain in the postwar years, and a lament for lost hopes; winnner on Thursday of the pounds 25,000 NCR Award for non-fiction.