East Rutherford, NJ - October 21, 2011 - 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.
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, Facebook.com/HudsonBooksellers.
The books are listed alphabetically by author:
Townie - Andre Dubus III, Bossypants - Tina Fey, Granta 116: Ten Years Later - Granta, Ed. John Freeman, Swerve - Stephen Greenblatt, The Heart and the Fist - Eric Greitens, Arguably - Christopher Hitchens, In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson, What It Is Like to Go to War - Karl Marlantes, Sex on the Moon - Ben Mezrich, The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
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 Power - William 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 is a travel retail specialist that operates more than 550 premier newsstands, bookstores, cafes and specialty retail shops in 69 airports and transportation terminals throughout North America. The company's flagship concept, Hudson News, is North America's only national newsstand brand. Under the familiar blue sign can be found the most complete selection of magazines in the aviation industry, along with newspapers and a wide variety of travelers' necessities, snacks and bottled soft drinks. Hudson Group's other concepts include such proprietary brands as Hudson Booksellers, Kids Works and Euro Café. Other national brands partnering with Hudson Group include Crabtree & Evelyn, Godiva Chocolatier, House of Blues, Life is good, Quiznos and Sunglass Hut. For more information, visit www.hudsongroup.com.