Inside a Pearl

Edmund White's recollections of his Paris years is a madeleine's worth of rich memories, as the author shares his vivid experiences discovering his sexuality, favorite writers, and flaneur's walks through the City of Light.

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…