FALCONER by JOHN CHEEVER 211 pages. Knopf
He was little more than a name till the late 19th century, and not until this year did scholars and the public have an opportunity to see all his works in one place. The place was Hamburg's Kunsthalle, and the occasion the celebration of its 100th anniversary.
Pope Benedict XVI canonized five new saints Sunday, including a 19th-century priest who worked with ostracized leprosy patients in Hawaii before contracting the disease himself and dying from it.
China has criticized Christie’s auction of two Qing dynasty bronzes looted by invading French and British forces in 1860, saying the sale would hurt the auction house.