Benjamin Schwarz: Books of the Year 2011

The Atlantic’s literary editor, Benjamin Schwarz, chooses the best five books of 2011:

  1. The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss – Edmund de Waal
  2. Letters to Monica – Philip Larkin, edited by Anthony Thwaite
  3. The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan – Richard Nickel and Aaron Suskind, with John Vinci and Ward Miller
  4. Saints and Sinners: Stories – Edna O’Brien
  5. Emily, Alone – Stewart O’Nan