Hope: A Tragedy

On the run from history and the modern world, Solomon Kugel flees with his family to rural New York -- but history follows, in the form of an unlikely figure in the attic. Shalom Auslander follows his blazingly funny and bracingly honest memoir, The Foreskin’s Lament, with an irreverent and unforgettable novel.

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.