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 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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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