Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

Does yoga make us more virtuous? Does virtue make us more nimble? Can we "pose" our way to a better life? Claire Dederer's engaging memoir of motherhood, exercise, and self-discovery finds rewarding surprises, for herself and for her readers, in each of those subjects, and several more.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…