The Taste of Salt

Martha Southgate's fluidly composed novel follows Josie, an African-American marine biologist who, despite her successes, cannot break free from the ties that tether her to her family, struggling with generations of addiction. This powerful narrative earns its oceanic themes, as it washes over the reader with tidal force.

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.