Conscience

Louisa Thomas surveys the early twentieth-century past of her own family when four brothers faced an ethical dilemma that divided one household: to serve in the military during the Great War or not. Thomas charts the unpredictable destinies of these four siblings as they live with their choices while also offering a fine depiction of the nascent Jazz Age milieu.

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.

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