Two sisters look back on their time in Nazi-occupied France, a novel tackles the Boston immigrant experience and John Grisham's latest legal thriller make for great listening this month.
An argument for the benefits of doing nothing, an African thriller and a dramatic family road trip make for great listening this month.
A moving memoir, a fast-paced Irish thriller and a finely-crafted collection of short stories make for great listening this month.
Thrilling tales filled with espionage and sleuthing make for great listening this month.
A whodunit inspired by classic literature, a tour-de-force story of a conflicted artist and the latest from Robert Galbraith (also known as J.K. Rowling) make for great listening this month.
Two excellent crime novels and a polished memoir on dying make for great listening.
Billy Collins, a two-term Poet Laureate of the United States who can fill large auditoriums and appears on “A Prairie Home Companion,” has made poetry miraculously accessible without dumbing it down or making it any less profound. His voice is plain but eloquent, his style easy, without complicated meter; he makes the ordinary meaningful and the everyday beautiful. His latest collection, Aimless Love, is his first in a dozen years.
You’ll be swept into The Son, Philipp Meyer’s brilliantly crafted, multigenerational saga that swirls through the history of Texas from pre-Civil War days to the present. Told in three alternating voices, this compellingly complex narrative begins with Eli, the McCullough clan’s patriarch and most intriguing member. Captured in 1846 by the Comanche raiders who slaughtered his...
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a super-ambitious 30-something with a high-powered job, an equally high-powered husband and three kids under seven, wonder no more. We don’t just get to know Sarah Nickerson, the narrator of Lisa Genova’s second novel, Left Neglected, convincingly read by Sarah Paulson; we get to live in her mind, to see and experience life as...
In the 19th century, we managed to wipe out the millions of bison that roamed the plains. Now, in the 21st century, we’re on the brink of overfishing the oceans and wiping out the “last wild food” on earth. This sad state of fish-affairs is not hot news; many scientists, writers and journalists have been sounding the alarm for years and some government control is being...