That Woman

How deep does Anne Sebba dig in her provocative biography of Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne? Deep enough to uncover evidence that Simpson may not actually have wanted to marry Edward and to explore the possibility that a complex sexuality lay beneath her allure. This eye-opening book is already a bestseller in the U.K.

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…

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