The Way the World Works
By Nicholson Baker (Simon & Schuster, $19)
THIS new collection of essays by the witty American novelist ranges all over the map of life.
By Carsten Stroud (Vintage, $18)
THE Toronto-based author and journalist's new thriller starts with a boy who disappears on his way home from school, literally vanishing into thin air.
Hold on to Your Kids
By Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mat© (Vintage, $23)
TWO Vancouver experts, a psychologist and a physician, explain why parents need to matter more than peers.