Double Down: Game Change 2012

Co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who did so much to demystify the 2008 US presidential election, now perform the same analytical miracle for the 2012 contest, bringing it into sharp clarity.

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…