Bill and Hillary

William H. Chafe traces a partnership in love and politics, from courtship at Yale Law through the crucible of the White House years and on to Hillary Clinton's own historic run for the presidency. A portrait of a uniquely American marriage, threatened by dysfunction but anchored in mutual respect.

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…