Going Clear

Lawrence Wright delivers an exhaustively researched, equitable history of Scientology's meteoric rise.  From the Church's origins under L. Ron Hubbard to its intimate bond with some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Wright's reportage unveils one of the most intriguing institutions of our time.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…