Madame Bovary

Flaubert's nineteenth-century masterpiece, in a new translation by one of contemporary literature's most original and quietly audacious talents. How can we resist?

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…