Human Chain

The final poetry collection from Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) is a triumphant swan song, making its way from the dark underworld of Virgil's Aeneid to the kitchen of Heaney's rural Irish childhood.

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…