How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One

"Good sentences promise nothing less than lessons and practice in the organization of the world," writes legal scholar and literary theorist Stanley Fish in this jewel of a book, in which the author admires the anatomy and beauty of single sentences, parsing micro-masterpieces from Shakespeare to Elmore Leonard. Even the title of Chapter Two proves highly intriguing: "Why You Won't Find the Answer in Strunk and White."

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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