Boris Kachka's thoughtful insider look at the publishing giant Farrar, Straus & Giroux is replete with toe-curling tales of the eponymous owners’ office antics, as well as their pugnacious battles for their authors and books.

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.