1. “The Son of Neptune,” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books)

2. “The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

3. “The Art of Fielding,” by Chad Harbach (Little Brown)

4. “The Burning Soul,” by John Connolly (Atria Books)

5. “The Cat’s Table,” by Michael Ondaatje (Knopf Publishing)

6. “Habibi,” by Craig Thompson (Pantheon Books)

7. “Aleph,” by Paulo Coelho (Knopf)

8. “The Affair,” by Lee Child (Delacorte)

9. “River of Smoke,” by Amitav Ghosh (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

10. “The Visible Man,” by Chuck Klosterman (Scribner) 


1. “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan (Anchor Books)

2. “Freedom,” by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

3. “Red Mandarin Dress,” by Qiu Xiaolong (Minotaur Books)

4. “The Best American Mysteries 2011,” edited by Harlan Coben (Mariner Books)

5. “The Best American Short Stories 2011,” edited by Geraldine Brooks (Mariner Books)

6. “Death in Arcadia,” by Agnes Bushell (self- published)

7. “Everything Matters,” by Ron Currie Jr. (Penguin)

8. “Sex, Drugs & Blueberries,” by Crash Barry (Maine Misadventures)

9. “By Nightfall,” by Michael Cunningham (Picador)

10. “Once Upon a Time There Was You,” by Elizabeth Berg (Ballantine Books) 



1. “American Nations,” by Colin Woodard (Viking Books)

2. “The Foremost Good Fortune,” by Susan Conley (Knopf)

3. “Boomerang,” by Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Co.)

4. “Cabin,” by Lou Ureneck (Viking Books)

5. “Time for Outrage,” by Stephane Hessel (Twelve)

6. “Killing Lincoln,” by Bill O’Reilly (Henry Holt & Co.)

7. “Confidence Men,” by Ron Suskind (HarperCollins)

8. “Tough Island,” by Crash Barry (Maine Misadventures)

9. “South With the Sun,” by Lynne Cox (Knopf)

10. “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock,” by David Margolick (Yale University Press) 


1. “Somalis in Maine,” edited by Kimberly Huisman (North Atlantic Books)

2. “Portland Maine Bike Map,” by Christian MilNeil (Vigorous North)

3. “Cleopatra,” by Stacy Schiff (Little Brown)

4. “Four Fish,” by Paul Greenberg (Penguin Books)

5. “At Home,” by Bill Bryson (Anchor Books)

6. “The Sunrise Guide 2012,” (Sunrise Guide)

7. “Born to Run,” by Christopher McDougall (Random House)

8. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,” by David Sedaris (Back Bay Books)

9. “The Lobster Coast,” by Colin Woodard (Penguin Books)

10. “The Mind’s Eye,” by Oliver Sacks (Vintage Books)

– Longfellow Books, Portland 


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