The Language God Talks

The 94-year-old novelist (The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War) uses his friendship with physicist Richard Feynman as a springboard to an explanation of faith, science, and meaning.

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…