The Big Smoke

Adrian Matejka's poetry collection profiles legendary American heavyweight Jack Johnson, the first African-American boxer – outspoken, capricious, and misunderstood – with astounding insight and compassion.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…