Chocolates for Breakfast

15-year-old rebel socialite Courtney Farrell juggles forbidden crushes, distant parents and love affairs with older men in this manic 1950s novel of female disaffection in New York and L.A.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…