... Dan DeLuca likes Richard Price's latest (and he liked Price before The Wire): Street savvy.
... Bill Lyon looks at a look at the Phillies' glory days: A shining moment, recaptured.
... Jon Caroulis likes a Rocky-like tale of a baseball rookie: Chris Coste keeps .
... Kelly Jane Torrance thinks highly of Hari Kunzru's latest: How one radical was born, then reborn.
... And yours truly was very impressed by Michael D. O'Brien's Island of the World: One man's faith survives brutal trials. O'Brien deserves to better known than he is.
During the week Carlin Romano considered the African novel of the century.