Children and Fire

The events of Ursula Hegi's latest novel, which shares the setting of her most famous work, Stones from the River, are constrained within a single day in 1934, yet manage to cover an epic series of events in the lives of German schoolteacher Thekla Jansen and her pupils, who face growing Nazi interference in their routines.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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