Tiny Beautiful Things

Before the publication of her bestselling memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed's advice column "Dear Sugar" had become an Internet phenomenon bringing breathtaking insight, humor, and honesty to the problems emailed her way. Here she collects the best of her columns and adds never-before-seen material.

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…