Moxie (Roaring Brook) by Jennifer Mathieu
Amid interest in female empowerment stories after Hillary's loss, this novel about the daughter of a '90s riot grrrl who starts a feminist revolution at her Texas school - think Mean Girls meets Friday Night Lights - has created buzz before its 2017 publication.
Sons and Soldiers (William Morrow) by Bruce Henderson
Agencies: APA, Writers House
Henderson, whose And the Sea Will Tell was adapted for TV, tells the story of "The Ritchie Boys," young Jews who escaped the Nazis but returned to the front lines as a secret unit of German-speaking interrogators, extracting intel that helped win WWII.
This story first appeared in the Dec. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.