This is my favorite time of the year, when all of the year-end “best of” lists come out. Here are my five picks for the best fiction titles published in 2011:
The Cat’s Table
by Michael Ondaatje
Parentless children having seafaring adventures? Yes, please. Also try Ondaatje’s memoir Running in the Family.
by Charles Frazier
by Jo Ann Beard
A 1970’s childhood, perfectly rendered.
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty
This literary chick lit, reminiscent of It’s a Wonderful Life, is addictive and thought-provoking.
Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles
The life of a single girl in New York City in the 1930’s.