Stories II

Aging rock stars, adolescent girls, and asteroid-slain dinosaurs star in the laugh riots and tearjerkers of T.C. Boyle, one of the eminent short story writers of our time.

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.