Layover in Dubai

An auditor on business in boomtown Dubai is mixed up in murder, terrorist activity, and corporate shenanigans. You're at the beach: it's perfect.

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…