The Letters of Paul Cezanne (Oct 1, 2013)

In correspondence with penpals like Emile Zola and Claude Monet, a father of modern art reveals his politics, desires, and pursuit of canvassed perfection.

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…