This new collection of poems by 1996 Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska illuminates private memory and the wider world with the piercing, reflective light of her seemingly casual glance. She can ponder the cosmos, then add a side of fries, with an ease and artistry that evokes the meaning human beings eternally chase.

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.