Birds of a Lesser Paradise

This story collection from Megan Mayhew Bergman charts the intersection of the human heart with the wild and domestic animals that share the planet with us. Human vicissitudes and victories find their perfect expression in a dog's fondness for eating socks or a parrot's ability to mimic the voice of a departed loved one.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.


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…