Reissued now in paperback after her prizewinning novel Lord of Misrule brought the author well-deserved notice, this 1999 novel by Jaimy Gordon is the solemnly hilarious, off-kilter tale of Ursula Koderer, lover of "girlgoyles" and rebellious sanitarium patient. Ursula's distinctive voice draws readers in to wonderfully wild three-ring circus of psychiatry and lust.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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