Middle Men: Stories
By Jim Gavin (Simon and Schuster, $17)
A collection of stories about men trying to make it in California, despite the crushing realities of life.
The Gypsy King
By Maureen Fergus (Penguin Canada, $10)
The first book of a young adult trilogy by this Winnipeg-based author follows a runaway slave torn between freedom and love.
Gods of Mischief
By George Rowe (Touchstone, $17)
The true story of a biker who sees his friend nearly beaten to death, spurring him to switch sides.