Murder in the High Himalaya

Casting the undeniable tragedy of a Tibetan nun's thwarted escape from Communist rule as a symbol of the oppression of an entire nation, journalist Jonathan Green depicts the ethical and realpolitik frigidity that mirrors the harsh physical conditions at the Roof of the World.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…