Diaries By George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison (Liveright, $39.95)

Orwell diaries reveal little of the personal in favor of chronicling his times and his farm chores.

Cascade By Maryanne O’Hara (Viking, $25.95)


Historical novel grapples with small town limitations vs. big city sparkle

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The Devil in Silver By Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau, $27.00)

A rambunctious mash-up of horror fiction and social satire.