Cat Stories

Cats: They're furry, they're playful, and even if they don't seem to need us, they do sometimes knead us. Editor Diana Secker Tesdell has pulled together stories that celebrate our feline friends by authors including P. G. Wodehouse, Doris Lessing, Damon Runyon, Italo Calvino, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Purr-fect for literature-loving cat fans of all stripes.

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…