Then Again

It's common practice for well-known, much-loved screen stars to pen their memoirs. What's unique about Diane Keaton's autobiography is that, in it, the actress best known for her role in Woody Allen's Annie Hall tells us not just her own story but that of her mother as well. In a gorgeous literary collage, Keaton pieces together journals, letters, and lists to form a picture of two fascinating women -- and of the relationship between mothers and daughters everywhere.

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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…