Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free

Harvard sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot examines how small goodbyes -- as we finish a phone call, or leave for work in the morning -- echo our feelings about more significant departures, from the end of a career to the end of life itself. A book that will have you rethinking the little moments, and the big ones, too.

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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…