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Publishers Weekly picks top 10 books of 2012

Building Stories

It’s barely November and top 10 of 2012 lists are already cropping up. We’ll be naming EW’s favorite books of year shortly, but check out Publishers Weekly’s list now in case you you’re looking for some early holiday gift suggestions. Their picks range from an ambitious experiment in graphic novel form to an award-winning historical novel to a deep dive into America’s colonial era. See the full list below:

Building Stories by Chris Ware (EW grade: A+)
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (EW grade: A)
The Round House by Louise Erdrich (EW grade: A–)
Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Petrillo
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
Detroit Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis by Mark Binelli
All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen
The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo by Richard Lloyd Parry
The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum

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