What do you do when your kite gets stuck in a tree? If you're Floyd, the hilarious protagonist of Oliver Jeffers' absurd picture book for young readers, you chuck your shoe at it to get it down. And when the shoe gets stuck as well? You throw other stuff: a bike, a boat, the kitchen sink, the front door, an orangutan, a fire truck, a whale who just happened to be "in the wrong place at the wrong time."

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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