The Book of Mr. Natural

R. Crumb's Mr. Natural is precisely forty-three years old this year?!? Never! The saucy sage is simultaneously forever young and forever ancient. For all those who found Crumb's Genesis a tad too tame, these outlandish American Zen tall tales will enlighteningly knock their socks off.

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…