A novel you can’t put down may be the best possible goad to achieving your resolutions (unless reading less is one of your resolutions and we really hope it’s not). Who needs to remember to stop eating so much, for example, when you’re more concerned about what’s going to happen to a character you care about? Dip into these novels and you’ll be hooked.
THE INVENTION OF WINGS
"Kidd's portrait of white slave-owning Southerners is all the more harrowing for showing them as morally complicated, while she gives Handful the dignity of being not simply a victim, but a strong, imperfect woman."
Kidd (The Mermaid Chair, 2005, etc.) hits her stride and avoids sentimental revisionism with this historical novel about the relationship between a slave and the daughter of slave owners in antebellum Charleston. Read full book review >