The Sisters of Sinai

At the tail end of the 19th century, two sisters -- identical twins from Scotland -- discovered a palimpsest that revealed the earliest known copies of the Gospels. The story of their scriptural revelation, and their remarkable lives, is told herein.

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…