What do you recommend?

“I know that 2014 isn’t over, but Hector Tobar’s Deep Down Dark: the Untold Stories of 33 Chilean Men Buried in a Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free is my favorite book of the year. It’s a riveting story, and Tobar tells it with compassion and a clear eye, tackling all the big issues of faith, responsibility, and the value of a human life. I loved it.”

Ann Patchett, author of

The Story of a Happy Marriage

Patchett appears at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Auditorium and on the panel “By the Book” 10 a.m. Nov. 23 in the Chapman Conference Center at Miami Book Fair International. Hector Tobar appears at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 in Room 2106.