Andrew's Brain

In Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, E.L. Doctorow chronicled the reaches of American enterprise and ambition.  Now he ventures to new terrain: the internal mind, and a cognitive scientist's memories of his traumatic life.

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…