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Punch

What could be more appropriate for the season of convivial gatherings than this illuminating, amusing, and recipe-filled history of "the flowing bowl"? David Wondrich, whose celebration of legendary barkeep Jerry Thomas (Imbibe!) earned him a James Beard award, here serves up an intoxicating brew for readers and for their guests.

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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…

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