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Books of the year 2012

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Our top 5 reads as follows...

1. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

The harrowing tale of a US soldier’s time in Iraq deservedly earned its Hemingway comparisons.

2. Building Stories by Chris Ware

A sprawling graphic novel in 14, read-in-any-order parts.

3. The Art Of Fielding by Chad Harbach

An epic telling of the life of a talented baseball player.

4. The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

The exposé that tore cycling apart.

5. HHhH by Laurent Binet

A gripping account of the attempted assassination of Nazi officer Heydrich.

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