The Marrying of Chani Kaufman
By Eve Harris (Anansi, $20)
Chani Kaufman, a 19-year-old Orthodox Jew in London, learns about love, life and sex from a rabbi's wife leading up to her marriage to a stranger.
By Alexander Rose (Random House, $20)
The tale of America's first spy ring, set during the Revolutionary War, has now been turned into the TV show Turn on AMC.
The Hungry Ghosts
By Shyam Selvadurai (Anchor, $22)
A mixed Tamil and Sinhalese man living in Canada prepares to travel back to Sri Lanka to bring his ailing grandmother to Toronto to live out her final days.