Little Century

In the spirit of My Antonia and There Will Be Blood, an orphaned 18-year-old girl heads west in search of her only living relative -- and finds herself in the middle of a war between sheep herders and cattle ranchers that threatens to keep the railroad from extending to their patch of wilderness. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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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…