Henry Darger, Throw Away Boy

Reclusive janitor Henry Darger lived a wild, disturbing existence through his writings and paintings, which were only discovered after his death. Jim Elledge brings us an eye-opening portrait of a misunderstood and conflicted artist.

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…