The pieces of Bosnia-Herzegovinia-born author's dazzling, dynamic debut combine to create a multilayered picture of the Bosnian War, as seen through the eyes of two Muslim teens with dramatically different fates. The novel's truths are slippery and shifting, keeping readers on their toes, but Prcic's grip on the deeper truths of war and survival is unshakeable.

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…