The Hanging Garden

White’s posthumous, unfinished novel of adolescence in wartime follows a Greek refugee en route to Australia who crosses paths with a British boy coming of age in post-Blitz London.

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…