Nightingale Wood

If you're one of the many fans of Stella Gibbons's hilarious British satire Cold Comfort Farm, you'll be delighted to discover another gem from that comic novelist's pen, first written in 1938 and just reissued in paperback with an introduction by Sophie Dahl.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…