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L.A. librarians select best books of 2011

December 21, 2011 |  7:53 am

Duff McKagan
What do Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Mother Goose, Spencer Tracy and Nicolaus Copernicus have in common?

They’re all the subjects of books selected as the Best of 2011 by librarians at the Los Angeles Public Library.

The library released its wide-ranging list of best books of the year for adults, teens and children.

Among the selected works are:

-- Dava Sobel’s "A More Perfect Heaven: how Nicolaus Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos"

-- David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel, "The Pale King"

-- Karen Blumenthal’s "Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition"

-- Duff McKagan's "It's So Easy and Other Lies"

-- Shel Silverstein’s book of poems and drawings "Every Thing On It"

-- Mayasuki Sebe’s "Let's Count to 100!"

-- Eileen Rosenthal’s "I Must Have Bobo"

-- Wendy Watson's "Bedtime Bunnies"


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-- Sam Quinones


Photo: Duff McKagan last month in London. Credit: CRROH / Getty Images.