Between Man and Beast

In 1856, gorillas were still, to Europeans, a creature as mythical as the unicorn.  Enter brave zoologist Paul Du Chaillu, the man who penetrated the West African jungle in search of the truth -- and emerged into a storm of controversy.  A Spring 2013 Discover Great New Writers Selection.

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…