This show is a rebroadcast from December 6, 2012.
From the origins of the universe, to the Tudor age, to an Indian reservation in North Dakota, we look at the best books of the year.
It may not have a cover anymore. It may be pixels on a screen. But a book is still a book. Big, rich, deep - and, when it’s good, transporting. Transforming. The books of 2012 have ranged wide. From the slums of Mumbai to deep North Korea. From the court of Henry VIII to the ranch of LBJ.
From war to love, to family and clan, to mega-selling sex talk. Gone Girl. Round House. Dog Stars. Journeys. Richard Ford. Katherine Boo. Junot Diaz. Chris Ware.
This hour, On Point: we’re looking at the best books of 2012.
Lucas Wittmann, books editor for the Newsweek/Daily Beast.
Elizabeth Taylor, literary editor of the Chicago Tribune.
Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi.
From Tom's Reading List
Your Best Books Lists
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This program aired on December 27, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.