Throwing Stones at the Moon

The destinies of the United States and Colombia seem inextricably intertwined as two poles of the trade in illegal drugs. This collection of oral histories captures the effects of that relationship on the smaller nation with savage intensity. Editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening have interviewed a broad range of undefeated victims, soliciting heartfelt first-person reportage that brings home the human cost of violence inflicted by rebel and soldier alike.

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…