The Improbability Principle

David J. Hand argues that we each experience roughly one miracle a month, but that each can be viewed through explanable rationality.  This bold new look at rare moments challenges the very notions of luck and coincidence.

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…