All That Is
By James Salter (Knopf Doubleday, $19)
In his first novel in more than 30 years, the American literary favourite follows one man's life and loves from the battlefields of Okinawa to the publishing houses of New York.
Life After Life
By Kate Atkinson (Anchor Canada, $22)
Ursula Todd's seemingly infinite number of lives -- she is born and dies many times over -- weave a tale of destiny, free will, love, family, duty and more.
Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar
By Kelly Oxford (HarperCollins, $18)
Proficient tweeter Kelly Oxford's debut collection of essays combine the comedic and more tragic components of her life in frank detail.