Leela's Book

Alice Albinia's fascinating travelogue, Empires of the Indus, traversed more than two thousand miles of riverbank and several milennia of south Asian history. Now, one of the most promising writers of her generation turns to fiction in her first novel. The story of a disastrous wedding becomes so much more in Albinia's hands: a portrait of cultures clashing and a meditation on storytelling itself.

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.