Stories II

Aging rock stars, adolescent girls, and asteroid-slain dinosaurs star in the laugh riots and tearjerkers of T.C. Boyle, one of the eminent short story writers of our time.

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…