Best Books Of 2012
Thu December 13, 2012
10 Books To Help You Recover From A Tense 2012
Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 1:48 pm
2012 has been a very jittery year — what with the presidential election, extreme weather events and the looming "fiscal cliff." In response to these tense times, some readers seek out escape; others look to literature that directly confronts the atmospheric uncertainty of the age. I guess I'm in the latter camp, because many of my favorite books this year told stories, imagined and real, about ordinary people who felt like they didn't have a clue what hit 'em.
The dazed-and-confused trend in fiction started off back in January, with a slim novella about economic despair and the whims of Fate ...