To the End of the Land

Motherhood and war, life and death. David Grossman's celebrated novel -- newly available in paperback -- employs the landscape and culture of modern Israel, charged with both maternal and destructive impulses, to embody the tensions between one soldier's fearful mother and a hermit-like damaged veteran, her ex-lover. The result takes readers on a moving emotional journey, in which new thinking about these subjects bursts into bloom.

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.