By the Rivers of the Water

The complex and fascinating biography of pious mid-19th century newlyweds Jane and John Leighton Wilson - American Southerners who thrived as Liberian missionaries, developed anti-slavery views, then returned to find their native Georgia at the height of the U.S. Civil War.

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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…