We Heard the Heavens Then

Aria Minu-Sepehr's elegant memoir captures a family and nation undergoing radical change in the wake of the 1979 revolution. The son of a prominent Iranian general, the author offers a  rare, illuminating  perspective on a society's transformation, all the more valuable given the tense Iranian-American relations in decades since.

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.