What better way to start the new year than with a good reading list? Here’s an enticing one. Some of the writers are familiar names, but quite a few of them are making their debut. Happy wintry reading! — Lynda Richardson, Senior Staff Editor, Travel
22 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Childhood Favorites
From the Booker Prize-winning author of "The Remains of the Day "comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. A memoir by American author, Jeannette Walls that recounts the life of a young American girl-Walls' and her siblings' unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents. The memoir spent a total of 261 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. By late 2007, the book had been translated into 22 languages.