Three Days Before the Shooting

Ellison's long-gestating, never completed follow-up to Invisible Man is here presented in all its sprawling, fascinating, and unconsummated glory -- more than 1,000 pages.

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…