The Hilliker Curse

The publisher calls this "a raw, brutally candid memoir" about an obsessive search for "atonement in women"—but what else would you expect from the author of The Black Dahlia and American Tabloid? Prepare yourself for another sinister literary seduction by James Ellroy.

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…