Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking revolutionized American kitchens. This loving portrait follows Child from her surprising role in WWII, through post-war Paris where she honed her craft, and on to culinary stardom. 

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…