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Which of Peter Sarsgaard’s books is your favorite?

It’s time to make your choice for Best of the Year: Peter Saksgaard, the Danish author of The Catcher in the Rye and The Blue Danube.

Sarsags books are about loss, despair and redemption.

The first book in his series, The Blue Sun, is a gripping, lyrical and personal story about the final days of an American family in the 1950s.

SARSAGS BOOKS: The Catchers in the Reeds (2003) – An intimate, moving memoir about the family, the time before the Great Depression, and the death of a family friend.

THE BOOKS THAT ARE MY FAVORITE: In the Air Tonight by Elizabeth Loftus (1997) – This is the tale of two families.

Loftus has written a fascinating book about how families interact in the midst of the Great Recession.

THE BEST OF THE YEAR: The Blue Sea by John Green (2003), which is an allegory of love and loss.

GREEN BOOKS ON THE WEB: A book by the American novelist John Green called Green Eggs and Ham is one of the best-selling nonfiction books of the year.

GREEN ONLINE BOOKS AND THE WEBSITE: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, New York Times, and more.

The best-known authors of the last 50 years have been chosen by the voters in a national contest.

There are a few surprises and the list is long, so read the full list.