Finny

Boarding school, adolescence, first love, rebellion: the recipe for YA drama gets spiced up intriguingly by Kramon as he brings surrealism and Dickensian characters to his tale of female teen Finny Short, following her slow maturation into adulthood.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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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