10 best books of 2012 – fiction

Here are the Monitor's picks for the best novels of 2012.

2. 'Canada,' by Richard Ford


When Dell Parsons’ parents rob a bank, the teenager is spirited away to Canada in Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Ford’s 10th book, which Monitor fiction critic Yvonne Zipp calls “one of the most memorably heartbreaking novels of the year.” (Check out our review here.)

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