Amazon's Best Books of 2011

Amazon's editors have published their list of the Top 100 Books of 2011.  Here are some fiction titles that were at the top of the list.

What are your picks for the best novels of 2011?

The art of fielding : a novel / Chad Harbach

The art of fielding : a novel / Chad Harbach

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended

The marriage plot / Jeffrey Eugenides

The marriage plot / Jeffrey Eugenides

Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while at the same time an old friend of hers resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.

Before I go to sleep : a novel / S.J. Watson

Before I go to sleep : a novel / S.J. Watson

Without her husband's knowledge, Christine, whose memory is damaged by a long-ago accident, is treated by a neurologist who helps her to remember her former self through journal entries until inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions.

The tiger's wife : a novel / Téa Obreht

The tiger's wife : a novel / Téa Obreht

Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."

Night circus

The night circus : a novel / Erin Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

 

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