When Did You See Her Last?

The incorrigible and dastardly Lemony Snicket returns with the second volume of his new series, each volume of which manages to depict and solve a baffling mystery while simultaneously flailing about madly and entertainingly in all the wrong directions.

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…