The Oasis

Back in print after more than a decade, Mary McCarthy's biting and controversial roman à clef profiles a group of Cold War critics who flee to the New England countryside to form a utopian commune.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…