House of Stone

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid describes his quest to uncover his family's history and his own identity while renovating his ancestral home in Lebanon. A graceful journey through past and present made all the more poignant and arresting by the author's death at age 43, while on assignment in Syria.

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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…