17 Books to Watch for in February 2012

A riveting look at life in a Mumbai shanty town, a retelling of Jane Eyre and more.
hope: a tragedy

Hope: A Tragedy

304 pages; Riverhead Hardcover
An irreverent (and how!), dark (to say the least), hilarious novel about a man who finds a beloved historical figure hiding in his attic.
— Karen Holt