The Visionist

The City of Hope is a 1840s Shaker community in search of their Visionist, a seer of mystical trances.  When fifteen-year old runaway Polly Kimball seeks shelter in the City, a volatile chain of revelations is ignited.

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…