Instructions for a Heatwave

Award-winning Irish author Maggie O’Farrell presents an engrossing, suspenseful tale of family secrets bubbling to the surface on a scorching day during the notorious British heatwave of 1976.

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…