The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The fascinating and moving story of a woman's biological legacy is one of the most deservedly acclaimed books of the year. Our reviewer, Jerry Coyne, calls it, "a modern classic of science writing. . . . [Skloot's] mixture of science and biography is sui generis, and its themes profound: racism, ethics, and scientific illiteracy." Read Our Review

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…