And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Before he died in 2007, Kurt Vonnegut granted biographer Charles J. Shields (Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee) access to his life and letters. The result is an absorbing, authoritative work on the literary iconoclast whose darkly comic, poignantly profound novels (Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, among others) became touchstones for an era and redefined the way we think about our future and ourselves.

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

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