Lauren Groff renders a kaleidoscopic view of a hippie commune’s arduous slog to utopia, as seen through the knowing eyes of lifetime resident Ridley “Little Bit” Stone.  A 2013 Tournament of Books Finalist.

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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…