God on the Rocks

For those of us who have come to recognize the British fiction writer Jane Gardam as one of the very best living novelists, this reissue of her 1978 tale of a young woman's coming of age between the world wars is cause for rejoicing. Those who've yet to encounter the magic of this marvelous storyteller are in for an even bigger treat.

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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…