East Rutherford, NJ – November 12, 2013 – Hudson Booksellers, a brand unit of travel retailer Hudson Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dufry, AG of Basel, Switzerland, has announced its list of the Best Books published in 2013. Hudson operates 70 full-service bookstores and over 400 Hudson News newsstands in airports and transportation terminals throughout North America, and sells books online at www.HudsonBooksellers.com.
This year’s eagerly awaited selection includes the 10 Best Fiction, 10 Best Nonfiction, 5 Best Young Readers, and 5 Best Business Interest books, selected through a nominated shortlist and voting process by a panel of Hudson booksellers and managers across the country. Books were selected for achievements ranging from literary style and innovation, entertainment value and readability, to timeliness and treatment of subjects and themes.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a novel by Neil Gaiman, was chosen as Book of the Year. Matt Comito, VP of Book Operations, describes Gaiman’s voice as “charming and humane but creepy, occasionally whimsical but capable also of evoking real dread; and when he gets dark all the effects amplify because you have been charmed.”
Complimentary “Best Books” brochures will be available in Hudson stores from mid-November throughout the holiday book buying season. The brochures feature reviews, Top 10 lists and excerpts from selected books. Copies of most titles will be prominently displayed and discounted in all Hudson Booksellers and large Hudson News stores, starting November 18th. Hudson’s Best of 2013 will also be featured on our website at www.HudsonBooksellers/Best-of-2013.
The books are listed alphabetically by author:
Best Fiction: Life After Life - Kate Atkinson, Songs of Willow Frost - Jamie Ford, The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman, Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen, Nos4a2 - Joe Hill, And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini, The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri, The Son - Philipp Meyer, Me Before You - Jojo Moyes, Rivers - Michael Farris Smith.
Best Nonfiction: Lawrence in Arabia - Scott Anderson, One Summer - Bill Bryson, Of Dice and Men - David M. Ewalt, Five Days at Memorial - Sheri Fink, Dad Is Fat - Jim Gaffigan, I Wear the Black Hat - Chuck Klosterman, The Unwinding - George Packer, The Telling Room - Michael Paterniti, Gulp - Mary Roach, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris.
Best Young Readers: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild - Peter Brown, The Testing - Joelle Charbonneau, The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt, Flora and Ulysses - Kate Dicamillo, Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson.
Best Business Interest: Contagious - Jonah Berger, David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell, The One Thing - Gary Keller, Salt Sugar Fat - Michael Moss, Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg.
Hudson Booksellers’ 2013 Book of the Year:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman.
About Hudson Group:
Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Hudson Group operates some 700 Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada.
Dufry operates additional Hudson newsstands in 14 more countries around the world.
The Hudson Booksellers division is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.
Dufry operates over 1,400 stores in 45 countries and 180 airports and transportation terminals.