There's no better way to celebrate New York Review Books Classic's entry into the eBook game than with Dezso Kosztolanyi's modern Hungarian classic, the story of an elderly couple and their spinster daughter that will teach you more about the poignant ironies of family love than a shelf of novels set closer to home.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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