Laura Miller's Best Books of 2012

Here are a few of senior writer Laura Miller’s picks for the year’s best books.  


Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountian

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn


The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss  

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, by Andrew Soloman

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