The Skies Belong to Us

From 1968 to 1973, nearly one commercial jet per week was successfully taken hostage.  "The Golden Age of Hijacking" receives an overdue history in this true story of a Vietnam War vet who captured $488,000, political asylum, and Western Airlines Flight 701 in one fell swoop.

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…