The Lola Quartet

Disgraced journalist Gavin Sasaki returns home to coastal Florida in search of a former flame and a young girl who may be the daughter he never knew he had. A fan of dimestore detective novels, Gavin quickly finds himself in over his head as he chases answers in Emily St. John Mandel's gripping novel.

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…