The Other Walk

One of America's finest literary critics brings us 45 short autobiographical pieces meditating on the necessity and delight of quiet contemplation in a busy existence. With topics ranging from a cherished photo of his son to the majesty of the Roman Colosseum, Sven Birkert's thoughtful and elegant pensées reveal the enchantment awaiting anyone who slows down long enough to look.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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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