Testing the Current

William McPherson’s modern classic – a wry and winning story of a boy’s life in a Depression-era Midwestern town -- is brought back to glorious life in this new edition.  The Pulitzer-winning author brings a journalist’s eye to an idyllic world threatened by the secrets, prejudices and vanities of its privileged inhabitants.

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…