March 31, 2011 1:11 PM PT Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print 1 Books The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books ‘You Know Me Al,’ ‘The Natural’ and ‘Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?’ are in the starting lineup. 2 Books Book review: ‘Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly’ by Mike Shalin Though the author delves deeply if slavishly into the sporting side of the Dodgers’ new manager, readers will come away knowing little of the man off the playing field. 3 Books Book review: ‘Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella’ Neil Lanctot’s fine biography traces the Brooklyn Dodgers star’s rise through the Negro Leagues to the majors, depicting the realities of pro sports of his era. 4 Books Book review: ‘Branch Rickey’ by Jimmy Breslin The sportswriter’s mini-biography focuses on the executive’s efforts to integrate the Dodgers and baseball by hiring Jackie Robinson. 5 Books Book review: ‘Bottom of the 33rd’ by Dan Barry The odd baseball season of 1981 comes into focus with this gripping tale of the longest game in modern history and those caught in its wake. 6 Books Discoveries ‘The Paper Garden,’ ‘My Father’s Fortune,’ ‘Shadows Bright as Glass.’ 7 Books The Writer’s Life: Andre Dubus III as his own man An author once confused with his writer father returns stirringly — and revealingly — to the story of his youth in the memoir ‘Townie.’ 8 Entertainment & Arts Book review: ‘Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book One’ by Lauren DeStefano In this YA fiction, girls are forced into marriage and motherhood before their short lives end. 9 Books Book review: ‘The Love of My Youth’ by Mary Gordon Two former lovers, parted for almost 40 years, play out their second-chance fantasy in Rome. One of the novelist’s concerns is the shifting nature of identity. 10 Books Dark Passages: ‘Red on Red’ by Edward Conlon The first-time novelist, a detective with the New York Police Department, previously wrote the well-received 2004 memoir “Blue Blood. 11 Books Book review: ‘The Extra 2%' Jonah Keri records the remaking of the Tampa Bay Rays by Wall Streeters, a plan that met with success. Or is it too early to tell?