Blood, Bones & Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton, chef-owner at the celebrated Manhattan restaurant Prune, has written a memoir which eloquently withstands the heat of the many kitchens she has found herself unable to get out of. It is also filled with the flavors of her intimate memories of childhood, family, and travels in France, Greece, and, especially, Italy, making it a satisfying meal for readers of literary as well as culinary interests.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…