The Blessings

The death of John Blessing reverberates through his tangled North Philly clan in a big-hearted family saga from novelist Elise Juska.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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.

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