A primer on one of the most neglected and powerful of virtues: taking time. Akiko Busch explores her theme with well-paced alertness, mixing reminiscences, observations of nature, and her attentive reading into a book that is filled wisdom, usefulness, and consolation.

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.