The Once and Future World

Award-winning ecology writer J.B. MacKinnon encourages the practice of "rewilding," or restoring nature to what it once was, in a hopeful treatise on reversing the human impact on the environment.

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…