Chang-Rae Lee

The year ahead in books

The year ahead in books

Regardless of how many or few activities you’ve put on the 2014 calendar, consider yourself booked: The new year brings with it a steady stream of intriguing releases, from inventive debut novels to long-anticipated returns by established talent. There are stories that reveal secrets; stories about breaking away from dire circumstances; narratives about the immigrant experience that draw on personal experience; and nonfiction books on how to navigate the glut of information we’re exposed to online.

Whether you want to laugh, learn, escape or be inspired, there’s a book for you in our 2014 preview. Resolve to read this year.

This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...