Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish authors Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist. "The Crow Girl," just appearing in its first American edition, contains three novels originally published separately: "The Crow Girl" (2010), "The Hunger Fire" (2011) and "The Pythia’s Instructions…

There seems to be a genre of new works set in what used to be thought of as bucolic Appalachia. True masters like Ron Rash chronicle a decidedly different Appalachia, however, one whose inhabitants seem to have become as exhausted as the landscape they so tenaciously cling to. In such a land…

It’s 2006, and New York City is in the midst of an unbearably stifling summer. Tess has landed in the city from, well, somewhere. "Sweetbitter" never really makes clear her past. There’s not even an indication of her last name. All we are told about her is that she’s 22.

"High Dive" was published last year in England and is the first of Jonathan Lee’s three novels to be published in America. It is a tense novel, though not quite the expected thriller. It is at once a study of three people — perpetrator and victims — and of the toll such conflict takes, especially on the innocents.

"The Year of the Runaways" is the second work from British novelist Sunjeev Sahota, and it was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Already praised by British critics, the book is a subtly wrought political novel about those who have been called not "immigrants" but "economic migrants.…

Trumpeter Roger Ingram’s four decades in music has seen him playing alongside greats such as Woody Herman, Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis … serving as lead trumpet with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, as well as playing in more than 20 Broadway shows … writing his own textbook, …