Blood, Bones & Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton, chef-owner at the celebrated Manhattan restaurant Prune, has written a memoir which eloquently withstands the heat of the many kitchens she has found herself unable to get out of. It is also filled with the flavors of her intimate memories of childhood, family, and travels in France, Greece, and, especially, Italy, making it a satisfying meal for readers of literary as well as culinary interests.

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.