16 Books to Watch for in January 2012

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.
The World We Found
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The World We Found

320 pages; Harper
A portrait of modern India, a lament for youthful idealism, a celebration of friendship—this novel about four once-inseparable Bombay women is about all of that, and fundamentalism, too.
— Karen Holt