The Surf Guru

Following up his award-winning debut novel, Alive in Necropolis, with a collection of off-kilter stories, Doug Dorst displays a sly affection for eccentrics and outlaws, including the elderly wave-rider of the title piece.

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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