When Cheryl Strayed began a three-month solo hike from southern California to the state of Washington, she was fleeing a daily life shattered by her mother's death and her marriage's dissolution. This chronicle of a transforming experience in the wildnerness shines with wisdom, humor, and clear-eyed descriptions of the natural world that opened to the author's gaze for the first time. 

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

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