LJ Talks to Daniel Mendelsohn

Author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn’s literary memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic tells at least two stories. At 81, Mendelsohn’s father, a retired research scientist, decided to sit in on his literature professor son’s Odyssey seminar at Bard College. After that, the father-son duo retraced Odysseus’s route on a Mediterranean sea cruise.

Nonfiction on Cuba, Garden Design, The Iliad, Armin Hansen, and More | Xpress Reviews

Hayden on welcoming Cuba, Hodgson on garden design, Green’s new Homer translation, Knapp “finds” his dog in photography, Shields resurrects Hansen, Wallbridge emphasizes spirituality, personal growth, and self-awareness

Comedian Gaffigan on Food, Homer’s Poems, Millet’s Real-Life Mermaids | Audiobook Reviews, February 1, 2015

Gaffigan’s narration is perfectly timed and brings his book to life; Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, read by Dan Stevens, are among the best audiobooks of the year; Cassandra Campbell’s deft voicing elevates from good to sublime.

Back to School : Classics Worth a Second Read | The Reader’s Shelf

Consider building a display of classic titles that your patrons might have, shall we say, skimmed the first time around.

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles