Books Larissa Volokhonsky Books by Larissa Volokhonsky Larissa Volokhonsky has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Larissa Volokhonsky iStockphoto Three Books... Beyond Banned: Books That Survived The Censors March 30, 2011 In the 1970s, writer Elena Gorokhova sat in her apartment in St. Petersburg — then Leningrad — writing books she knew wouldn't make it past the censors. She recommends three revolutionary reads affirming that the human voice endures, even under the most suffocating circumstances. Books 'War and Peace' Sparks a Literary Skirmish October 22, 2007 Dueling versions of one of the world's great novels have created a book-world furor. One new edition calls itself the "original version." That's drawn fire from an editor who says it's basically a rough draft — and who just published another version by a team of superstar translators. 'War and Peace' Sparks a Literary Skirmish Listen Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15524432/15528687" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 'Day to Day' Holiday Book Guide December 14, 2005 Day to Day reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, doing double duty as literary editor, shares her list of books that would make great gifts for the holidays. 'Day to Day' Holiday Book Guide Listen Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5052501/5052809" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Read Any Good Books? 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov November 3, 2005 Barbara, a reader in Nashville, calls Bulgakov's novel "imaginative, grotesque, and beautiful."