The Best of 2012
The end of the year is list-making time! I'm always paying particular attention to the nonfiction titles that make the lists, and this year several titles have been appearing on multiple lists. Call them the "Best of the Best of": Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. Four by Robert A. Caro, The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, Andrew Solomon, and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Get on those reserve lists before they grow any longer!