Pearl Buck in China

Celebrated biographer Hilary Spurling portrays the life and times of Pearl Buck, the Nobel Prize-winning American novelist (The Good Earth) whose popular fiction of the 1930s and 40s revealed the long-hidden world of China to Western eyes.

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.

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