The World As I Found It

A big, gripping novel about the tortured philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein may sound oxymoronic, but Bruce Duffy pulls it off (assisted by the presence of Bertrand Russell, that old swashbuckler), mixing gossip, history, and plenty of ideas into a compulsively readable fiction.

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.