Boy in the Twilight

In thirteen stories of China's closed quarters and shadowy paths, the joys and hardships of rural migrant life are captured in Yu Hua's keen eye and compassion.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…