Our Kind of People

Uzodinma Iweala's debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, astonished readers with its unflinching portrayal of child soldiers in West Africa. He returns to the troubled continent in this nonfiction account of the AIDS crisis that is similarly startling and original. Rather than focus on stories of death and destruction, Iweala instead addresses the millions who live every day with the disease.

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.