City of Promise

In 2002's City of Dreams, Beverly Swerling looked back to the earliest settlement of Manhattan to frame her engaging multi-generational saga of the Turner family. Her fourth volume brings us to the close of the Civil War as wounded veteran soldier Joshua Turner returns to play a vital role in New York's transformation into a modern metropolis.  But he must also face a plot connected to a notorious Confederate prison in this sweeping, suspenseful read.

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.

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