The Vintage Caper

The author of A Year in Provence returns with another lighthearted, easy-to-imbibe entertainment. Set largely in Hollywood and Marseilles, Mayle's new novel centers on the theft of an impressive lot of very expensive Bordeaux.

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…