Empty Mansions

Discover why 104 year old reclusive heiress Huguette Clark - at the center of a heated battle over a Gilded Age industrialist's estate and $300 million inheritance -- was for decades a hermit entirely removed from the outside world. One of Barnes and Noble's Best New Nonfiction Books of 2013.

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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…