The Bridge

David Remnick’s account of Barack Obama’s life and rise to the Presidency illuminates the ideas and ambitions of “a man nobody sent.” Employing a wealth of revealing interviews, the New Yorker editor delivers insight into how the political crucible of Chicago shaped an idealistic young lawyer into a figure of national transformation.

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…