Nothing Daunted

Dorothy Wickenden, descendant of one of the two pioneering women at the heart of this remarkable tale, recreates a lost moment from a century ago, when two Eastern-seaboard society women ventured into the Wild West to teach school, astonish the natives, and become integral citizens of the Colorodo frontier. Dramatizing the constraints that female free spirits faced not so long ago, Wickenden creates a fable for dreamers of all eras and genders.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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