15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

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

6. 'Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,' by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed walked 1,100 miles by herself in the California and Oregon wilderness. Her memoir tells the story of her crazy, reckless, fantastic journey. (Check out our interview with Strayed here.)

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