Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Who could own the heart of Robert Louis Stevenson, the adventurous creator of Jekyll, Hyde, and Treasure Island?  Only Fanny Osbourne, a brave globetrotter deserving of her own historical novel: this gem from author Nancy Horan.

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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…