This Love Is Not For Cowards

Perched on the border across from El Paso, Ciudad Juárez has been buffeted by Mexico's narco war for years, but that hasn't stopped the city from embracing its hometown soccer team, the Indios, and their fervent fanbase, El Kartel. In this gritty account of a single season, Robert Andrew Powell travels the country with the team and reflects on a nation torn asunder by drug-related violence -- yet united in its love of sport.

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…