The True Memoirs of Little K

A century-old former prima ballerina of the Russian Imperial Ballet narrates her life story—in particular her intense and doomed love affair with the equally doomed heir of the Romanovs. Adrienne Sharp's prior novels have taken readers into the fascinating world of ballet, and her latest unfolds with the grace and power of that delicate, muscular art.

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…