The new year brings fresh opportunity for literary discovery in the form of a wave of debut novels. Here are six promising first efforts to look out for, including the story of the raucous friendship between two female cartoonists, a tale of a Chinese immigrant’s son forced into a new identity, and a coming of age novel about a young chemist who discovers a career in science might not offer her a path to happiness. Check them all out at B&N Today!
When I sat down to write on most anticipated books, I figured I would have perhaps a dozen to tell you about — that it’d be a pretty compact list with a few solid highlights. Over about a month, I jotted down the titles I was excited about, an