The Girl in the Blue Beret

The trauma of the Vietnam War haunted Bobbie Ann Mason's celebrated novel In Country. Now, the author turns to a previous generation's battles. Shot down over Nazi-occupied France, Marshall Stone was helped to safety by members of the Resistance, and he has never forgotten one brave teenage guide. Decades later he strives to find out what happened to her. But time proves a tricky custodian of fact in this search for enduring truth.

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.