Ways of Going Home

Readers suffering from Roberto Bolaño withdrawal: look no further.  Alejandro Zambra's fifth novel begins with an earthquake and only shakes up from there, as the story of a Chilean boy enlisted by mysterious forces to spy on his uncle inventively alternates with a tale of an author's familial ties to Pinochet's regime.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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