The Orchardist

Set in the Pacific Northwest during the early twentieth century, Amanda Coplin's compelling debut novel tells the story of Talmadge, a stoic man who tends his fruit trees while avoiding human company. When two young girls seek shelter on his land, the events that follow unfold with heartstopping, lyric power. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

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…