The Sixth Extinction

65 million years ago, an asteroid impact brought a sudden end to the age of the dinosaurs.  In this riveting scientific detective story, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert follows the equally dramatic wave of biological destruction happening right under our noses.

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…