1. “1Q84,” by Haruki Murakami (Knopf)

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

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

4. “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes (Knopf)


5. “Heroes of Olympus Book 2: The Son of Neptune,” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books)

6. “Mr. Fox,” by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead Books)

7. “The Great Leader,” by Jim Harrison (Grove Press)

8. “Salvage the Bones,” by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury Publishing)

9. “Maine,” by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)

10. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)




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

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

3. “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)

4. “A Storm of Swords,” by George R. R. Martin (Bantam)


5. “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett (Berkley Publishing)

6. “Tinkers,” by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)

7. “Let the Great World Spin,” by Colum McCann (Random House)

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

9. “The Book of Lost Things,” by John Connolly (Washington Square Press)

10. “Great House,” by Nicole Krauss (W.W. Norton & Co.)





1. “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)

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

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


4. “The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food,” by Adam Gopnik (Knopf)

5. “Four Elements: Reflections on Nature,” by John O’Donogue (Harmony)

6. “Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff,” by Calvin Trillin (Random House)

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

8. “Rin Tin Tin,” by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster)

9. “Boomerang,” by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton)


10. “The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World,” by Richard Polsky (Other Press)



1. “Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson,” by Brian Willson (PM Press)

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

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


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

5. “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” by T.R. Reid (Penguin Books)

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

7. “The Emperor of All Maladies,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)

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

9. “Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age,” by William Powers (Harper Perennial)

10. “Governor’s Travels,” by Angus King (Down East Books)

– Longfellow Books, Portland 


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