16 Nov, 2010, 12:56 ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Booksellers, a brand unit of travel retailer Hudson Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dufry, AG of Basel, Switzerland, has announced its list of the Best Books published in 2010. Hudson operates 65 full-service bookstores and sells books in over 350 Hudson News newsstands in airports and transportation terminals throughout North America.
This year's selection includes the 10 Best Fiction, 10 Best Non Fiction, 5 Best Young Readers, and 5 Best Business Interest books, selected through a nominated short list and voting process by a panel of the company's booksellers and managers across the country. Books were selected for achievements ranging from literary style and innovation, entertainment value and readability, to timeliness and treatment of subjects and themes. The Big Short by Michael Lewis was chosen as Book of the Year. One of the titles was actually released in 2009, but didn't see major distribution until 2010, so it was included here.
The lists are prominently displayed in all Hudson Booksellers and large Hudson News stores.
The books are listed alphabetically by author:
Best Fiction: The Passage – Justin Cronin, Room – Emma Donoghue, A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan, Freedom – Jonathan Franzen, Tinkers – Paul Harding, The Eden Hunter – Skip Horack, Matterhorn – Karl Marlantes, Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart, Bitter in the Mouth – Monique Truong, The Lonely Polygamist – Brady Udall
Best Non Fiction:
The Possessed – Elif Batuman, Let's Take the Long Way Home – Gail Caldwell, The Wave – Susan Casey, Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern, Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand, Fatal System Error – Joseph Menn, Birdology – Sy Montgomery, The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee, Last Call – Daniel Okrent, Packing for Mars – Mary Roach
Best Young Readers: Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth – Jeff Kinney, I am Number Four – Pittacus Lore, It's a Book – Lane Smith, Art & Max – David Wiesner
Best Business Interest: Switch – Chip & Dean Heath, Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh, Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni, The Big Short – Michael Lewis, Aftershock – Robert Reich
About Hudson Group: Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates some 600 newsstands, bookstores, cafes and premier specialty retail shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and additional newsstands in 11 more countries around the world. The combined Dufry/Hudson entity oversees over 1,100 stores in 41 countries and 148 airports and terminals. For more information, please visit www.hudsongroup.com and www.dufry.com. The company's bookstore brand, Hudson Booksellers, is headquartered in Marietta, GA.
SOURCE Hudson Group
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