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Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011

The Publisher's Weekly Interactive Guide to the best books of 2011 can be found here.

PW's Top Ten Books of 2011

  1. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  2. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
  3. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  4. After the Apocalypse by Maureen McHugh
  5. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  6. Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
  7. There but for the by Ali Smith
  8. Hemingway's Boat by Paul Hendrickson
  9. One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
  10. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
Fiction
  1. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  2. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
  3. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  4. There but for the by Ali Smith
  5. The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
  6. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky, trans. by Tim Mohr 
  7. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt 
  8. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
  9. Volt by Alan Heathcock
  10. The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
  11. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
  12. Changó's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy
  13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. The Call by Yannick Murphy
  15. The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
  16. Cain by José Saramago
  17. Luminarium by Alex Shakar
  18. Someday This Will Be Funny by Lynne Tillman
  19. I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck
  20. Leche by R. Zamora Linmark
Mystery/Thriller
  1. The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
  2. Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
  3. Revenger by Rory Clements
  4. Hurt Machine by Reed Farrell Coleman
  5. A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory
  6. Field Gray by Philip Kerr
  7. The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
  8. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
  9. Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson
SF/Fantasy/Horror
  1. After the Apocalypse by Maureen McHugh
  2. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  3. Triptych by J.M. Frey
  4. Unpossible by Daryl Gregory
  5. Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan, Vol. 1 by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  6. Erekos by A.M. Tuomala
Non-fiction
  1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  2. Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
  3. Hemingway's Boat by Paul Hendrickson
  4. One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
  5. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
  6. The Convert: A Parable of Islam and America by Deborah Baker
  7. The Anatomy of a Moment by Javier Cercas
  8. The Beautiful and the Damned:A Portrait of the New India by Siddhartha Deb
  9. Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  10. Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III
  11. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
  12. Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert
  13. A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
  14. Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
  15. Love and Capital: Karl Marx and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution by Mary Gabriel
  16. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
  17. Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  18. A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd
  19. Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes
  20. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
  21. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
  22. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
  23. Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography by Errol Morris
  24. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
  25. The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O'Rourke
  26. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  27. The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey D. Sachs
  28. Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
  29. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson
Children's Fiction
  1. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  2. Chime by Franny Billingsley
  3. Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booraem
  4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  5. Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, Antonio Javier Caparo
  6. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  7. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  8. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  9. Legend by Marie Lu
  10. The Apothecary by Maile Meloy, illus. by Ian Schoenherr
  11. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, illus. by Jim Kay
  12. The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Paterson, John Rocco
  13. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  14. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  15. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  16. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  17. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  18. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, illus. by Erin McGuire
  19. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, illus. by Ana Jua
  20. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales by Chris Van Allsburg et al
  21. Variant by Robison Wells
  22. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  23. Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
  24. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

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