Dare Me

Megan Abbott's Edgar Award-winning masterpiece, Queenpin, took noir fiction for a wild ride with an unforgettable dame in the lead. Her latest novel, Dare Me, brings a similarly dark sensibility to the world of high school cheerleading. When the captain of the squad clashes with a new coach, the result is seriously cutthroat competition.

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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…