Home, Away

Perfect reading for pennant-race season: a pitcher on his way to the pinnacle of the major leagues faces his greatest challenge in the form of a renewed relationship with his troubled son.  

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…