There's no better way to celebrate New York Review Books Classic's entry into the eBook game than with Dezso Kosztolanyi's modern Hungarian classic, the story of an elderly couple and their spinster daughter that will teach you more about the poignant ironies of family love than a shelf of novels set closer to home.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…