The Stockholm Octavo

Set in eighteenth century Sweden, this story of fate defied revolves around Emil Larsson, a bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise. When a fortune-teller predicts that a path to love and success lays before Emil if only he finds eight essential people, he embarks on a journey to fulfill his destiny. It quickly becomes a desperate quest to save his country from rebellion and chaos. Karen Engelmann's novel brims with historical detail and timeless magic.

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.