The Artist of Disappearance

In this sensitive, subtle and unsettling trio of novellas, the acclaimed Anita Desai tells stories of people striving to move beyond the stagnant circumstances of their lives.  These are heartbreakingly honest explorations of how dreams can be thwarted -- and how hope endures. Delicate and deeply affecting.

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…