The Coldest Night

Robert Olmstead's breathtaking coming-of-age story is subtitled "A Novel of Love and War" and with good reason: Henry Childs' unforgettable first love and nearly unendurable trial-by-combat in one of the Korean War's most harrowing battles are captured in a revelatory language -- and implanted in a story as suspenseful as it is true to the extremes of human experience.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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