The Report

A gripping novel—focusing on the real-life tragedy at the Bethnal Green tube station in London in March 1943, when 173 people died seeking haven from what seemed another German air raid (although no bombs were dropped)—delivers a profoundly moving meditation on the elusiveness of both truth and safety in Jessica Francis Kane's remarkable debut.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…