Elizabeth and Hazel

Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan have been united for decades by a single iconic image. In it, Bryan, who is white, angrily confronts Eckford, who is black, as she tries to enter Little Rock's all-white Central High School in September 1957, one of the handful of students known as the Little Rock Nine. David Margolick examines how this historic moment, captured when each was only 15, forever changed these women's lives, charting their complex relationship, from antagonists, to friends, to wary acquaintances.

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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…