Jack's Top Ten Books of 2012

These titles are in no particular order.

I would also like to extend an honorable mention to the following authors I've loved reading this year, even though their books were not out this year: Jim Harrison, Patti Smith, Jean Giono, Tove Jansson, and W.S. Merwin.

Other titles I wish I had gotten to read this year:

When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, Traveler of the Century by Andreas Neuman, The Frost on His Shoulders by Lorenzo Mediano, Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas, and San Miguel by T.C. Boyle

It's been a good year.

$10.00
SKU: 9781477458228

a collection of poems endorsed by Jim Harrison, Thomas Lynch, and the Brilliant Books staff.


We're Flying: Stories By Peter Stamm, Michael Hofmann (Translated by) Cover Image
By Peter Stamm, Michael Hofmann (Translated by)
$17.55
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ISBN: 9781590513248
Published: Other Press - August 14th, 2012

a fantastic collection of short stories.


Train Dreams: A Novella By Denis Johnson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250007650
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Published: Picador - May 22nd, 2012

a portrait of one man's life framed by the changing American west.


The Art of Fermentation: New York Times Bestseller By Sandor Ellix Katz, Michael Pollan (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sandor Ellix Katz, Michael Pollan (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781603582865
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - May 14th, 2012

the book for all of your fermentation needs


On the Run in Siberia By Rane Willerslev, Coilín ÓhAiseadha (Translated by) Cover Image
By Rane Willerslev, Coilín ÓhAiseadha (Translated by)
$21.95
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ISBN: 9780816676279
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 24th, 2012

a goodwill mission turns into a flight for survival in the Siberian wilderness.