The Dark Road

Ma Jian’s searing work centers around China’s notorious one-child policy, depicting a rural family who becomes pregnant with their second child and must go on the run to retain the most basic of human rights.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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