PORT, by Emma Donoghue. (Little, Brown, $28.) Donoghue returns to historical fiction in this novel set during the early Middle Ages, in which a devout scholar-priest recruits two monks to accompany him on a pilgrimage to an island he finds himself in. dream, resulting in a journey that severely tests their understanding of faith and humanity.
THE HUNDRED WATERS, by Lauren Acampora. (Grove, $26.) Acampora’s third book follows a former New York City photographer who grows weary of the “fairy quicksand” of her family life in a sleepy Connecticut suburb when a young and ambitious environmentalist invades their town.
THE WAY TAKEN: a memoir, by Patrick Leahy. (Simon & Schuster, $30.) Longest-serving U.S. Senator talks about his life in politics, from riding his tricycle to the governor’s office as a 6-year-old to his election as Vermont’s first Democrat to the Senate. and his role in the negotiations of Elián González’s custody case with Cuba.
TRIPTICKING, by Ann Quin. (And Other Stories, paper, $15.95.) Quin’s experimental final novel, first published in 1972, offers a collage of styles and tells the story of a man pursued across the country by his estranged lover and her. new friend.
BRONZE DRUM, by Phong Nguyen. (Grand Central, paper, $17.99.) After their father is executed by the oppressive Han government, two daughters of a Vietnamese lord gather an army of women to retake their hometown and free their people in this epic set during the Bronze Age.
THE MILKY WAY: An Autobiography of our Milky Way, by Moiya McTier. (Grand Central, $27.) An astrophysicist and folklorist explains the galaxy from his own perspective, celebrates its inner workings, mourns the deaths of its stars, and describes its past and future to help people “understand how ephemeral [our] existence.”
FATHERS AND CHILDREN, by Ivan Turgenev. Translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Maya Slater. (New York Review Books, paper, $16.95.) Turgenev’s classic tale of family, love, serfdom, and religion in 19th-century Russia is rendered in a sparkling new translation by the husband-and-wife translator duo.
THE LIAR: How a CIA Double Agent Became the Cold War’s Last Honest Man by Benjamin Cunningham. (PublicAffairs, $29.) A former correspondent for The Economist recounts the life of Karel Koecher, a Czech spy who defrauded the CIA and the KGB, was arrested by the FBI in 1984 and later released in a prisoner swap.