Jan 10, 2014 11:00 AM
Need a decent page-turner to start off the new year? Pick up Anton DiSclafani's debut, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls ($20). It's a coming-of-age tale about Thea, a Depression-era teen who is sent from her posh Florida home to an even more posh horse camp in North Carolina. The writing is exquisite in its details, and Thea isn't always the type of protagonist you root for. She's rude and often selfish, but you'll find yourself cheering her on anyway, and wanting her to grow into herself as the book comes to a close.