Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Photographer Edward Curtis sought to document the original inhabitants of North America before their old ways were destroyed. Along the way he became a passionate advocate for Native American rights. Timothy Egan weaves the tragic history of a transforming world into the story of a tireless dreamer.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…