15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

Here are the Monitor's picks for the 15 best nonfiction books of 2012.

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2. 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mum­bai Undercity,' by Katherine Boo

Monitor reviewer Terry Hong calls this National Book Award winner by New York Times correspondent Katherine Boo a work of “pure, astonishing reportage” depicting makeshift life in an Indian slum. (Check out our review here.)

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