Luminous Chaos

The sequel to Jean-Christophe Valtat's acclaimed steampunk novel Aurorarama enhances his vivid world of time-traveling Legionnaires, as they encounter Proust, Mallarmé, and a Paris on the rise.

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…