The Darkness

The fifth thriller featuring Manhattan newspaperman Henry Parker closes a two-book arc in which everything he thought he knew about himself -- and those he loves -- is turned upside down.

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…