Rebecca Lee's aptly named story collection is biting and sharp-witted enough to tear readers apart. Plagiarists, adulterers, and confidantes-for-hire prowl this wild Discover Great New Writers selection.

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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…