10 best books of 2012, according to Amazon's editors

The staff of book giant Amazon selected their picks for the 10 best titles of 2012. Here's the full list.

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8. 'The Middlesteins,' by Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg's comic, poignant novel about a family thrust into crisis by the mother's food obsession "starts off seeming like a funny book," says Nelson. "But it is a much deeper book than it first seems." Attenberg follow this suburban Jewish Chicago family through the demise of a marriage and ultimately, says Nelson, it becomes a book about people finding themselves. "I felt  like I know these people," says Nelson. "Maybe I am these people." She predicts that "The Middlesteins" will be the "sleeper hit of the season." (Check out the Monitor's review here.)

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