From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

“What is time?” Saint Augustine asked. “If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I have to explain it, I don’t.” In this highly anticipated volume, Carroll, a Caltech theoretical physicist and inspired blogger at Cosmic Variance, follows the arrow of time towards a scientific answer to such saintly bewilderment.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…