Apollo's Angels

A trained dancer as well as a historian, Jennifer Homans offers an insider's perspective in her lavish survey of four centuries of ballet, from its days of aesthetic primacy to its current exile from culture's center stage.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…