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Chast leads Amazon’s Best Graphic Novels for 2014

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Roz Chast continues her dominance of the end-of-year best graphic novel lists, by topping Amazon’s list of the best graphic novels of the year. The books are selected by the Amazon editorial team, led by Sara Nelson, and ranked in order of sales (which is pretty interesting in and of itself.)

Chast’s book, a painful yet humorous look at the end of her parent’s life—has already won the first Kirkus Award for non fiction, and been named to PW’s Best Books list, and I suspect we may see it on a few more lists before the year is done. As of the moment, it’s Amazon’s #1 book in the “Parenting & Relationships > Aging Parents” category. So there.

The best of the list includes all the books from PW’s list, and some more, including strong efforts by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Charles Burns, Jeff Lemire, and more. The complete list:

• The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman (Andrews McMeel)
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleaseant? by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
Saga Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Seconds: A Graphic Novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine)
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vol. 2 Hardcover by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins)
Batman: A Visual History by Matthew K. Manning (foreword by Frank Miller) (DK Publishing)
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Sugar Skull by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Deadpool by Joe Kelly Omnibus by Joe Kelly, James Felder, Stan Lee, Ed McGuinness, Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang, Shannon Denton, Pete Woods and Rob Liefeld (Marvel)
Beautiful Darkness by Fabian Vehlmann and Kerascoet, translated by Helge Dasher (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Canaan White) (Broadway Books)
Trillium by Jeff Lemire (DC/Vertigo)
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (First Second)
Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second)
How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown (First Second)
The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)
The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Ant Colony by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)

 

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