My Salinger Year

Call it Girls for grown women. Joanna Rakoff's memoir of '90s Brooklyn – and her surprising friendship with the hermetic J.D. Salinger – is a nimble, strong-willed look at her choice to "come of age" and write with an open heart.

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.