Piazza San Marco

A marvelous addition to Harvard University Press's lovely Wonders of the World series, celebrating the history and atmosphere of Venice's great public square.

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…