The Little Red Guard

Wenguang Huang's revealing memoir of family life in 1970s China turns on the moment when his grandmother makes a request that pits tradition against the realities of life under Communism during the Cultural Revolution.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…