The River Swimmer

A divorced professor, reunited with his high school sweetheart, and seventeen year old Thad Love, a swimming phenom prone to fistfights, star in Jim Harrison’s matched pair of novellas.

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…