Paris Was Ours

32 writers—including novelists Diane Johnson and Edmund White, biographers Stacy Schiff and Judith Thurman, and humorist Joe Queenan—contribute their private perspectives to this charming celebration of the City of Light and its special way of illuminating lives.

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…