The Sun and Other Stars

Brigid Pasulka unfolds young Etto's grief and redemption in the small Italian Riviera town of San Benedetto, where he finds an unlikely path back to joy in the company of Ukrainian soccer star Yuri Fil and his alluring sister.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…