|First Novels -early 2013|
Every so often, a first novel like The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (the current Oprah's Book Club 2.0 title) gets an Oprah "nudge" into super-stardom. But if you are a first-time author, don't hold your breath waiting for that break. There are many, many other first novels out there well worth discovery by authors whose careers you'll want to keep on eye on. Feed your spring reading with this selected list of debut titles published so far this year, highly praised by critics, and popular with readers.