Lost Rights

Combining elements from mystery, thriller, and conspiracy novels into a quest fit for Indiana Jones, David Howard's true tale of the perilous peregrinations of one of the original copies of the Bill of Rights proves that history is stranger than fiction.

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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…