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Polka, Zydeco, and Italian treacle: if this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by this entertaining history of that robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape. Herself an accordionist, Marion Jacobson exhibits a music-lover's passion along with her in-depth scholarly knowledge of the instrument's rise, fall, and contemporary renaissance.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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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