The Morning Star

Beautiful, haunting, and gripping, this posthumous novel by Andre Schwarz-Bart, author of The Last of the Just, one of the great novels of the 20th century, follows survivors of nuclear war, who, having escaped to the stars, return to Earth in the year 3000 to recover the past.

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…