Lovers of fiction will want to be sure to check out these 10 novels, which include some of the most interesting titles of early 2012.
A paroled felon working as a street sweeper at a large city hospital meets a Holocaust survivor who tells him the story of his ordeal in a Nazi death camp, even as a struggling professor discovers evidence that black American soldiers helped to liberate a concentration camp. It may sound complicated, but Elliot Perlman (“Seven Types of Ambiguity”) manages to weave these threads into a satisfying whole. (January)
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