Jaspreet Singh's tale of a former military chef who returns to Kashmir to cook a wedding meal for a general's daughter—and make peace with his past—is the the most mesmerizing novel I've read this spring (it also has the loveliest cover).

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

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