Thelonious Monk : The Life and Times of an American Original

An illuminating biography of one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in jazz history -- "Misterioso" indeed.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…