Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Don't be fooled by the playful title, there's a master architect at work here. Following up her searing debut, Use Me, with another sharp, smart collection of interconnected short tales, Elissa Schappell digs deep into the lives -- the concerns, conflicts, and complexities -- of women at various ages and stages. Honest, unflinching, and deeply affecting. 

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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

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