Above All Things
By Tanis Rideout (Emblem, $22)
THIS Canadian literary novel tells the story of George Mallory's attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest -- and the woman he left behind.
The Beggar's Opera
By Peggy Blair (Penguin, $13.50)
THIS mystery by an Ottawa-based lawyer focuses on a Canadian detective in beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Cuba.
By Harriet Lane (Scribner, $19)
THIS debut British novel is about a wife of a successful writer who has her life turned upside down by an enigmatic younger woman.