The King's Speech

Anyone who has seen the fine film starring Colin Firth as George VI, who assumed the British throne in 1936, and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, the innovative speech therapist who taught the monarch to master his debilitating stutter, will welcome this chronicle, based upon Logue's diaries and correspondence, of the real events behind the drama.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…