Yossarian Slept Here

Joseph Heller's daughter, Erica Heller, offers memories both sweet and tart of her upbringing by her famous father, her parents' tumultuous marriage, and a host of similar domestic vistas. Centering mainly around their tenure at the famed Manhattan residence, the Apthorp, the book invokes a plethora of celebrities with whom Heller amused himself while contriving to amuse his readers with novels like Catch-22 and Something Happened.

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.

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