Northwest Corner

John Burnham Schwartz, author of the acclaimed novel Reservation Road, takes up again the tale of flawed everyman Dwight Arno. Seeking to piece his life back together after he struck and killed a child in a tragic hit-and-run, Dwight is confronted with the unexpected arrival of his son Sam, fleeing his own misdeeds. Can hard-won lessons be passed between generations? What are the limits, if any, of familial love and duty? Schwartz's engaging father and son story isn't afraid to offer canny answers to difficult questions.

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.