Alif the Unseen
By G. Willow Wilson (Emblem, $19)
This debut novel by a Cairo-based American Muslim convert takes readers on an adventure from a present-day Arab emirate known to the into spirit world of the Middle East.
By Alex Stone (Anchor, $21)
A PhD candidate in physics at Columbia University provides a guided tour through the world of magic and its oddball practitioners.
Puppet/ Mad River Road
By Joy Fielding (Anchor, $20)
Two of the popular Canadian thriller writer's recent novels of mystery and revenge are packaged in this single volume.