Up and Down
By Terry Fallis (Emblem/M&S, $20)
This Canadian comic novel is a satire of politic spin doctors and public-relations officials.
Back to Blood
By Tom Wolfe (Little, Brown, $20)
The master of the American social novel trains his comic eye on Miami and the clash between its Anglo and Cuban subcultures.
By Oliver Sacks (Vintage, $20)
The famed British-American neurologist and writer investigates the various forms of non-psychotic hallucinations that people experience.