One would be hard-pressed to find a more devastating and personal critique of Christian Science than this new memoir from Lucia Greenhouse, which details her unconventional upbringing under that medicine-declining spiritual regime and the crisis of confidence brought on by her faithful mother's death from cancer. Equally unsparing of all participants, even herself, Greenhouse seeks catharsis in telling her story.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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