Floating down the "great green" and back into Egypt's history.
An obsessive-compulsive love story with a taste for Dada asks readers to pay close attention.

July 13: On this day William Wordsworth finished writing "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour, July 13, 1798."

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.

Secret Lives of the Tsars

Michael Farquhar moves from the scandals of Great Britain's royal history to the thrillingly excessive  story of Russia's Romanov dynasty.  From Peter the Great through Catherine II (and yes, her lovers) to Rasputin and the fate of Nicholas and Alexandra, this is history as pure diversion.

Invisible Love

Throughout the admirably sentimental short stories of France's Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, the keyword is amour. Schmitt's beaus and belles adore kidnapped children, unrequited lovers, and loyal hounds, in stories which touch the heart and rouse the spirit.