15 Worthwhile Books You Might Have Missed in 2015

Juventud

Juventud, Vanessa Blakeslee (Curbside Splendor)

Born into secluded privilege in Colombia, Mercedes has her life upended entirely by a fateful love affair with an activist. She moves to the United States, but is drawn back to her native country years later to look for answers that of course remain waiting. Blakeslee’s novel is an ambitious look at international intrigue. — SS