Mr. Fox

Helen Oyeyemi's vulpine tale finds frustrated novelist St. John Fox entertaining his supernatural Muse in the form of an all too flesh-and-blood woman named Mary, whose attempts to instruct and enlighten her protégé engender marital discord with Daphne, Fox's mortal wife. Thorne Smith and Jasper Fforde might look approvingly on this intrusion of literature and goddesses into life.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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