The Last Banquet

A man who has an insatiable quest to taste every flavor in existence is the engaging protagonist of this sensuous novel set against the backdrop of the French Enlightenment.

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…