Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

The spirit of G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown mysteries lives on in the adventures of an English vicar playing detective in 1953, the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II. James Runcie weaves a tale of suspense and wry humor.

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…