An Impatient Life

Daniel Bensaid, a leader of the modern French left, issues a memoir of growing up Communist in the neighborhood of Toulouse, adventures in Latin America, and his country's youthful revolution of 1968.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…