16 Must-Read Books for February 2013

A novel of life during (future) wartime, a scholarly decoding of Jane Austen, historical fiction set in a Mexican border town and more captivating reads.

Dr. Brinkley's Tower

432 pages; Steerforth
A wildly imaginative historical novel set in the Mexican border town of Corazón de la Fuente, with a nod to the shenanigans of a true-life con artist.
— Abbe Wright