Pig's Foot

Cuban-born dancer Carlos Acosta has penned his first novel: one man's quest to find the story of his family tree, and the meaning behind an inherited swine hoof amulet.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…