The Gamal

A group of Irish adolescents keeps a terrible secret of their tiny, claustrophobic village in this inventive novel in the vein of J.D. Salinger.

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.