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Best of Books of 2012


Books Discussed on today's program:

1) Leanne Shapton-“Swimming Studies”
2) Christopher Ware “Building Stories”
3) Zadie Smith-“NW”
4) Beck-“Song Reader”
5) Ben Fountain-“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”
6) Stewart O’Nan-“The Odds”
7) Derf-“My Friend Dahmer”
8) Molly Lawless-“Hit By Pitch”
9) Ellen Forney-“Marbles”
10) Lisa Cohen-“All We Know”
11) Alan Sepinwall-“The Revolution Was Televised”
12) Trubek & Pilparinen-“Rust Belt Chic-The Cleveland Anthology
13) Jeremy Smith-“The Cleveland Architecture Coloring Book”
14) Justin Glanville-“New to Cleveland”
15) Robin Yocum-“The Essay”
16) Ian McEwan-“Sweet Tooth”
17) Esi Edugyan-“Half-Blood Blues”
18) Robin Sloan-“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”
19) Kirsty Gunn-“The Big Music”
20) Laruen Goff-“Arcadia”
21) Richard Ford-“Arcadia”
22) Jeannette Winterson-“Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal”
23) Teju Cole-“Open City”
24) Ayana Mathis-“The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”
25) Liz Moore-“Heft”

Karen Long, Plain Dealer

Suzanne DeGaetano, Mac's Backs

Sari Feldman, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Dave DeOreo is coordinating producer for Ideastream Public Media’s arts and culture team.