Sea Change

The narrator of this novel by Jeremy Page, author of the acclaimed Salt, lives adrift on an old Dutch barge in the North Atlantic, writing an invented future for his deceased young daughter in the form of a family road trip across America. Lyrical and haunting.

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…