Stay Up With Me

Tom Barbash's taut collection of stories grapples with the complexities of human connectivity, in the form of con men, single mothers and lustful professors.

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…