The Festival of Earthly Delights

When young American Boyd Darrow relocated to the Southeast Asian country of Puchai, he'd hoped to find his future in this tiny nation in which a wink can have hundreds of meanings.  But the tangles of heartbreak, it turns out, can be found anywhere on Earth -- even in a land where the spirits of turtles will curse the unwary.  A delightfully funny and heartfelt novel from a fresh voice in fiction.

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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