Does mathematics underlie the structure of the universe—or only humanity's perceptions? Author Miller, who previously examined links between Einstein and Picasso, explores the interface between physics and psychology in the persons of unlikely pals Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…