Rat Girl

The astonishingly precocious Kristin Hersh started her music career at the age of 14, and her band Throwing Muses became one of the most arresting acts of the indie-rock revolution. Her memoir is a rawly emotive look back at a single year of musical breakthrough and mental crisis for the artist.

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…

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