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New York art dealer John Madison travels to London to purchase at auction a rare seventeenth-century Italian book of fairy tales for an anonymous client. Before he can deliver it to the buyer, he is robbed by a mysterious man claiming to be the book's author. When his client disappears and the book’s provenance is questioned, Madison realizes that the only way to save his reputation is to immerse himself in the world of European aristocracy and bibliophilic obsession.

The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert

Pocket Book Club: Daydreams of Angels by Heather O'Neill

Food, music and conversation to pair with this charming short-story collection. Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill, $23.