Roth Unbound

A fitting capstone to Philip Roth's recent retirement, Pierpont's insightful overview captures not only the journalistic details of Roth's life and literary output, but also the essential story-telling and truth-telling genius that characterized his canon.

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…