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.
"At every turn, girls—even the most carefully raised and deeply loved—are
surrounded by a popular culture that exhorts them to think of
themselves as sexually disposable creatures."—Caitlin Flanagan, on what
it means to be female, in Girl Land.