Nashville Chrome

Award-winning novelist Rick Bass riffs on the real-life saga of the Brown siblings, two sisters and a brother who experienced a brief flare of country music hits in the early 1950s. Digging into their commonplace yet sensational lives, he creates a melange of fact and fiction that is a Louisiana Hayride of the mind.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…