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.
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

288 pages; Spiegel & Grau
From one of the culinary world's rising stars, a picaresque tale of a Chinese-American kid's obsession with hip-hop, Charles Barkley, and the perfect soup dumpling.
— Abbe Wright