A Novel Bookstore

This French literary thriller by Laurence Cossé (translated by Alison Anderson) chronicles the unexpected dangers that surface when a bookseller and an heiress open a Parisian bookshop stocked only with masterpieces, as chosen by a secret committee. Replete with an intoxicating stream of reading suggestions.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…