The Best Books of 2012

Results for Best Fiction

Winner 11,525 votes

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
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A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN ...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at...more

All Nominees 74,417 votes total

11,525 votes
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
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7,841 votes
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
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6,072 votes
Home Front by Kristin Hannah
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5,531 votes
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
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4,913 votes
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
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4,709 votes
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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4,590 votes
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
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4,140 votes
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
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3,889 votes
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
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3,878 votes
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
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2,731 votes
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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2,165 votes
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
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1,817 votes
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
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1,581 votes
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
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1,554 votes
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
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762 votes
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
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472 votes
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
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392 votes
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
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216 votes
Canada by Richard Ford
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149 votes
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
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