Picks and Pans Review: Donna Tartt

updated 12/28/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Secret History
A group of mannered misfits stage a deadly college bacchanal in this eloquent, erudite first novel. For all the classical references, the pages beg to be turned, even as the characters break into Greek. (Knopf)

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