The Yellow Birds
By Kevin Powers (Back Bay, $16.50)
This literary novel written by a veteran of the Iraq War tells the story of two young American soldiers trying to stay alive.
The Hour Between Dog and Wolf
By John Coates (Anchor, $20)
An American neuroscientists examines the physical traits that enable some people to have successful careers while others fail.
Until the Night
By Giles Blunt (Vintage, $20)
The Canadian mystery writer's latest Inspector Cardinal novel explores murder and injustice committed in the high Arctic.