The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
A look at the titles that kept us reading well into the night
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
... "The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White" by Daniel J. Sharfstein
Racial passing has never seemed more painful or culturally oppressive than in this notable study of three families who once crossed those lines. Law professor Sharfstein dynamically portrays the risks these families took over the years. (Penguin Press, $27.95)
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