The Chemistry of Tears

After the sudden death of her lover, Catherine Gehrig finds solace in her work as a curator of intricate antique devices in a London museum. But her connection to an ingenious 19th-century automaton will change her in ways she can scarcely imagine. Man Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey once again astonishes.

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.