Book Review Podcast: 10 Best Books of 2012

Book Review Podcast: 10 Best Books of 2012 - ". . . Review, the editors select the 10 Best Books of 2012. The five works of fiction include Zadie Smith’s “NW,” about which the editors write: Smith’s piercing new novel, her first in seven years, traces the friendship of two women who grew up in a housing project in northwest London, their lives disrupted by fateful choices and the brutal efficiency of chance. The narrative edges forward in fragments, uncovering truths about identity and money and sex with incandescent language that, for all of its formal experimentation, is intimate and searingly direct. The five nonfiction choices include Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers.”. . . "

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