The Aftermath

Rhidian Brook draws upon his own family history in this story of a British colonel who is charged with restoring a ruined Hamburg after the Nazi surrender, and who finds his own family's grief entwined with that of his German neighbors.  A Discover Great New Writers selection.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…