The Calculus Diaries

What's calculus good for? How about losing weight, winning in Vegas, and surviving a zombie apocalypse. With wit, insight, and stories, Jennifer Ouellete, a reformed English major, shows us how.

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…