10 best books of 2011, according to Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly picks the best nonfiction and fiction titles of 2011.
2. "The Devil All The Time," by Donald Ray Pollock
Following a small cast of characters in rural Southern Ohio and West Virginia from the end of World War II to the 1960's may not sound like the premise of a shocking novel. But the characters of The Devil All The Time have dark, even bloody, secret lives (like a husband and wife pair of serial killers), and this work by Donald Ray Pollock (author of the acclaimed and equally gritty novel "Knockemstiff") is gritty and tense.