The Wolves of Midwinter

Eschewing her trademark vampires for werewolves, Rice delves deeper into the career of her fledgling Man Wolf, Reuben Golding (introduced in The Wolf Gift), bringing him to a ceremony rife with ghosts and assignations.

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…