Once Upon a River
W.W. Norton: $25.95
After the death of her father, 16-year-old Margo Crane sets out by boat on the dangerous Stark River to search for her vanished mother. (July)
Grand Central: $25.99
Baldacci takes leave from the thriller genre to write the story of a terminally ill family man who tries to reclaim his children after the death of his wife in an automobile accident. (June)
The Secret History of Costaguana
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
The confessions of a Colombian-born writer who, after Joseph Conrad's death in 1924, reveals how he shared the details of his turbulent, revolutionary life with the great novelist and gave Conrad the idea for his novel of South American unrest, "Nostromo." (June)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $26
A sampling of poems taken from the former U.S. poet laureate's recent collections, including "Gulf Music" and "Jersey Rain." (available now)
Summer reading: Fiction, poetry
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