The Testament of Mary

In this enchanting  novella, Colm Tóibín insists on the essential humanity of the Mother of Christ, portraying her love for her exceptional Son as neither smaller nor greater than any other maternal devotion, and just as full of peaks and valleys. These are movingly mortal struggles --  tinged with celestial grace.


July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.