The Best Books of 2012

They're here! The 19 books O's editors (and some of our favorite writers) can't stop talking about. (Hint: They also make great holiday gifts and book club picks.)

Half-Blood Blues

Half-Blood Blues

336 pages; Picador
"Esi Edugyan's Half-Blood Blues is a beautiful, chilling story about a black jazz musician caught in the inferno of Nazi Germany. It's a powerful narrative, but it's the vivid poetic voice that has stayed with me." Yann Martel