Darkness Sticks to Everything

A Minnesotan treasure, Tom Hennen has stayed under the national poetic radar until now, with the release of this earthy, exuberant collection of quiet lives, enduring seasons and pastoral humility. 

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…