Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Wendy Lower's grimly hypnotic study of Nazi fervor among German women during and before WWII, and their role in the dark descent toward the Party's "Final Solution".

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…