'Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love'
By JAMES BOOTH
Reviewed by CLIVE JAMES
James Booth's new biography of Philip Larkin demonstrates why the poet's work is great.
'Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life'
By HERMIONE LEE
Reviewed by STACY SCHIFF
Hermione Lee's latest biography is of the English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, a late bloomer who published her first book at 58 and became famous at 80.
Gabrielle Hamilton: By the Book
The chef and author of "Prune" and "Blood, Bones and Butter": "The perfectness of reading is when a book hits you and you hit it and . . . you are completed in a way you have never been before."
'Hiding in Plain Sight'
By NURUDDIN FARAH
Reviewed by LAILA LALAMI
The terrorist killing of a Somali U.N. official brings strife to his family in Nuruddin Farah's novel.
By JAMES M. MCPHERSON
Reviewed by STEVEN HAHN
James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.
'Deep Down Dark'
By HéCTOR TOBAR
Reviewed by MAC McCLELLAND
In 2010, the world was riveted by the struggle of 33 Chilean miners entombed nearly half a mile underground.
By RAY BRADBURY. Read
by TIM ROBBINS.
Reviewed by DAVE ITZKOFF
Is "Fahrenheit 451" a parable about censorship or an indictment of the cultural distraction of technology?
Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations
By CAROLINE ALEXANDER
Dan Stevens reads Robert Fitzgerald's classic translations of Homer.
By THOMAS PYNCHON.
Read by GEORGE GUIDALL.
Reviewed by TOM McCARTHY
A skilled audiobook performance brings new life to "Gravity's Rainbow" at age 41.
By JASON SEGEL and
KIRSTEN MILLER. Read by JASON SEGEL.
Reviewed by RENEE DALE
Twelve-year-old Charlie must confront his own fears to save his brother from the netherworld.
'The Port Chicago 50' and 'The Family Romanov'
By ELIZABETH WEIN
Two audiobooks for young readers tell stories about the past.
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