The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Expanding his 2009 Vanity Fair piece about Christian Gerhartsreiter--a real-life Tom Ripley who managed to parlay his silver tongue and feverish imagination into an high-class imposture--Mark Seal explores an incredible hoax that reeled in countless victims. The human wreckage that "Clark Rockefeller" left in his wake is astonishing, yet you can't help but marvel at the nerve of this brazen anti-hero.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…