The Dark Road

Ma Jian’s searing work centers around China’s notorious one-child policy, depicting a rural family who becomes pregnant with their second child and must go on the run to retain the most basic of human rights.

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…