Ancient Light

An aging actor surveys the wreckage of his life: the first and only woman he ever loved, the daughter he can't understand, the memories that prove increasingly untrustworthy. Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville pens a moving character study that goes deep below the surface.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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