The Anatomy of Ghosts

Blending classic spooky doings with domestic tragedy, award-winning British mystery writer Andrew Taylor takes the reader on an emotionally touching and intellectually stimulating adventure, set in 1786 at Jerusalem College, Cambridge. Evoking the eerie enchantments of ghost story master M. R. James, Taylor's rich novel wraps a riveting story around a philosophical quest into the afterlife.

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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…