The Chemistry of Tears

After the sudden death of her lover, Catherine Gehrig finds solace in her work as a curator of intricate antique devices in a London museum. But her connection to an ingenious 19th-century automaton will change her in ways she can scarcely imagine. Man Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey once again astonishes.

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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…