The Long Earth

When a single book combines the hard-edged speculative verve of Stephen Baxter (Timelike Infinity) with the fertile comedic zest of Terry Pratchett (the Discworld series), followers of both writers will applaud. Leaping into a multiverse of parallel worlds, the British authors join forces to tell the thought-provoking story of two cross-dimensional explorers and their potentially infinite odyssey. The cosmic frontier never looked so big or appealing!

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…