The Good Lord Bird

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. The astonishing odyssey of a boy plucked out of slavery by the radical abolitionist John Brown is a marvel of storytelling in the tradition of Mark Twain. And don't miss our revealing interview with author James McBride about the challenges and joys of irreverently rewriting history.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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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