The Tragedy of Liberation

Acclaimed historian Frank Dikotter explores the far-reaching and tragic consequences of the Chinese Revolution from 1945 to 1957, and its vast influence on China's current political climate.

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…