Shards

The pieces of Bosnia-Herzegovinia-born author's dazzling, dynamic debut combine to create a multilayered picture of the Bosnian War, as seen through the eyes of two Muslim teens with dramatically different fates. The novel's truths are slippery and shifting, keeping readers on their toes, but Prcic's grip on the deeper truths of war and survival is unshakeable.

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.

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