Darwin’s Universe: Evolution from A to Z

An entertaining, wide-ranging, encyclopedic passage through the life, mind, ideas, and influence of Charles Darwin. Packed with essays and illustrations.

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…