The Whispering Muse

Icelandic fabulist Sjón presents a tale of oddball merchants sailing on the Black Sea, set as a modern retelling of the Argonauts' pursuit of the Golden Fleece.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…