LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

McCarthy's THE ROAD in Theaters Soon: Stock Up on Tie-ins

Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 post-apocalyptic novel, The Road, is coming to theaters in a big way on November 26. Directed by John Hillcoat and adapted by Joe Penhall, the film will star Viggo Mortensen and Australian newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee; Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce will also make appearances. Specs on the print and audio editions:

PRINT: McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. Knopf. Sept. 2006. 241p. ISBN 978-0-307-26543-2. $24.95; Vintage. Mar. 2007. ISBN 978-0-307-38789-9. $14.95. F
 A Pulitzer Prize winner. An Oprah’s Book Club Selection. An LJ Best Book honoree. Recipient of a starred review (LJ, 9/1/06). And, on October 14, a movie tie-in (Vintage. ISBN 978-0-307-45529-1. $14.95). F

AUDIO: McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. 6 hrs. library ed. unabridged. 6 3/4 hrs. Recorded Bks. ISBN 978-1-4281-0551-5. $77.75; Playaway digital. ISBN 978-1-4361-1303-8. $56.75. F
 Reviewer John Hiett called this recording, narrated by Tom Stechschulete (Shutter Island), though “bleak,” “a wonderfully moving tale”; “essential” (LJ 7/07). Click here to listen to an audio clip.