Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Turning his hand to one of the oldest forms of allegory, the beast fable, ultramodern humorist David Sedaris produces the anticipated blend of eternal humor and fashionable wryness as his animal cast reflects human foibles and virtues.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…