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.

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

360 pages; Beacon Press
Timed to the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks's birth, an unexpected take on a seminal figure of the American civil rights movement.
— Abbe Wright