16 Books to Watch for in January 2012

A coming-of-age novel about a mesmerized Muslim boy, a literary thriller set in North Korea, a rollicking account of one woman's search for a new best friend, and more. Start off the new year by cozying up to one of these captivating reads.
Brothers (& Me)

Brothers (& Me)

320 pages; Little, Brown and Company
An African-American journalist examines her lifelong habit of being emotional caretaker to men who rarely appreciate, let alone reciprocate, her sacrifices.
— Karen Holt