Look at the Birdie

Fourteen previously unpublished stories by the writer of whom our contributor, Tom Carson, had this to say in review of Vonnegut’s previous posthumous volume,  Armageddon in Respect: “[T]o this reader, the least of Vonnegut has more value than whatever John Updike or Joan Didion cooked up on whatever they think was the best day of their lives.”

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…