The Gamal

A group of Irish adolescents keeps a terrible secret of their tiny, claustrophobic village in this inventive novel in the vein of J.D. Salinger.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…