Feast Day of Fools

Best known for his mysteries featuring Louisiana P.I. Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke has also written an electrifying series of thrillers about taciturn West Texas lawman Hackberry Holland. Feast Day of Fools puts the sheriff on the trail of a brutal desert killing. But the path is beset with danger and ethical dilemmas -- not to mention the psychopath with the machine gun.

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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…