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George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’ 
  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    George W. Bush’s “41,” an affectionate biography of his father, takes readers through the touchstones of an extraordinary life.


Fleeing Ukraine With Little More Than Wit 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In “A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka,” Lev Golinkin recounts how his family fled Ukraine and started anew in the United States.


‘Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life,’ by Hermione Lee 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    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.


‘Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,’ by James Booth 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    James Booth’s new biography of Philip Larkin demonstrates why the poet’s work is great.


Nuruddin Farah’s ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    The terrorist killing of a Somali U.N. official brings strife to his family in Nuruddin Farah’s novel.


‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.


‘Deep Down Dark,’ by Héctor Tobar 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In 2010, the world was riveted by the struggle of 33 Chilean miners entombed nearly half a mile underground.


‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Read by Tim Robbins 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Is “Fahrenheit 451” a parable about censorship or an indictment of the cultural distraction of technology?


Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Dan Stevens reads Robert Fitzgerald’s classic translations of Homer.


‘Gravity’s Rainbow,’ Read by George Guidall 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    A skilled audiobook performance brings new life to “Gravity’s Rainbow” at age 41.
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