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Best Books of the Year--Nonfiction

‘Tis the season for many things–joy, cheer, singing, shopping, and end-of-the-year lists. You might find yourself watching the top sports plays or the craziest reality television moments of the year. Radio stations will broadcast countdowns of the top songs of 2012. Many publications and websites, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Amazon, compile lists of the best books of the year. Whether you’re shopping for a book lover or need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, take a look at the titles below. Each book in this small sampling has been identified as a best book by more than one source and is held by the Pollard Memorial Library.

Watch for a list of best fiction books within the next couple of weeks.