The Mongolian Conspiracy

Originally published in 1969, Rafael Bernal's newly translated book conjures up a thriller-cum-caper novel that reads like some sinfully delicious blend of Ross Thomas and Donald Westlake.

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…