The Magicians

Fantasy comes of age in this tale of spell-casters in a Narnia-inspired world. Our reviewer, Jane Ciabattari, writes: "Time magazine senior book critic and Nerd World blog regular Lev Grossman's impeccably timed new fantasy novel [is] aimed at grown-ups who love J. K. Rowling's bewitching tales."

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.