Giordano Bruno: Philosopher /Heretic

A pioneering life of the legendary thinker who influenced the thought of Galileo and Shakespeare -- and was burned at the stake as heretic in 1600 in Rome's Campo dei Fiori. Now in paperback.

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…