The Kings of Cool

In Savages, Don Winslow spun a memorably hardboiled tale of love and loyalty among Southern California pot dealers. With the film adaptation of that arresting story about to hit theaters, his latest novel digs deeper into the events that brought Ben, Chon, and O together  -- and forced them to choose between their families and one another.

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…