The Best Nonfiction of 2012

Stag's Leap

Stag's Leap

112 pages; Knopf
Sooner or later, it happens to all of us: The guy we love just...well...leaves. After her marriage of 26 years fell apart, Olds wrote a book of poems that reads like a novel, one in which she learns to revel in the freedom of letting go and moving on, with courage, grace and joy. Yet another reason to read: Stag’s Leap won this year’s Pulitzer Prize.