Hudson Booksellers Announces the Best Books of 2011

Oct 27, 2011, 13:44 ET from Hudson Group

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Booksellers, a brand unit of travel retailer Hudson Group, has announced its list of the Best Books published in 2011. Hudson Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dufry, AG of Basel, Switzerland, operates 70 full-service bookstores and also sells books in over 400 Hudson News newsstands in airports and transportation terminals throughout North America.

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This year's list includes the 10 Best Fiction, 10 Best Nonfiction, 5 Best Young Readers, and 5 Best Business Interest books, selected through a nominated shortlist and voting process by a panel of Hudson booksellers and managers. Books were selected for achievements ranging from literary style and innovation, entertainment value and readability, to timeliness and treatment of subjects and themes.

West of Here by Jonathan Evison was chosen as Book of the Year. As part of the celebration, Hudson will offer a very limited number of hardcover copies of West of Here with autographed bookplates at the reduced price of $10 in Hudson Booksellers stores across the country, while supplies last.

Complimentary "Best Books" brochures will be available from mid-November through the holiday book buying season. The brochures feature reviews, Top 10 lists and excerpts from selected books. Copies of most titles will be prominently displayed in all Hudson Booksellers and large Hudson News stores starting November 15th. Hudson's Best of 2011 will also be featured on our Facebook page,

The books are listed alphabetically by author:

Best Nonfiction:

Townie – Andre Dubus III, BossypantsTina Fey, Granta 116: Ten Years Later – Granta, Ed. John Freeman, SwerveStephen Greenblatt, The Heart and the FistEric Greitens, Arguably Christopher Hitchens, In the Garden of BeastsErik Larson, Sex on the Moon Ben Mezrich, The Psychopath TestJon Ronson

Best Fiction: Ready Player One Ernest Cline, The Sisters Brothers Patrick DeWitt, The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh, West of Here Jonathan Evison, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead Sara Gran, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day Ben Loory, The Tiger's Wife – Tea Obreht, The Tragedy of Arthur Arthur Phillips, The Fates Will Find Their Way Hannah Pittard, We the Animals Justin Torres

Best Young Readers: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg, A Monster Calls Patrick Ness(inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd), OK for Now Gary D. Schmidt, Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Best Business Interest: Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain Ryan Blair with Don Yaeger, Money and PowerWilliam D. Cohan, Tell to Win Peter Guber, Boomerang Michael Lewis, The Quest Daniel Yergin

Hudson Booksellers' 2011 Book of the Year:

West of Here by Jonathan Evison

About Hudson Group: Hudson Group, the leading travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates more than 600 newsstands, bookstores, cafes, premier specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and in 14 more countries around the world. The combined Dufry/Hudson entity comprises over 1,160 stores in 45 countries and 160 airports and terminals. For more information, visit and

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