From the Land of the Moon

In 1940s Sardinia, a single woman approaching 30 was a liability. In Milena Agus's book this is one of the many things the narrator learns about her grandmother—a captivating, enigmatic, largely forgotten family figure that this captivating and graceful debut novel brings to vivid, and haunting, life. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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.