Turn Around Bright Eyes

After the untimely death of his wife, rock music critic Rob Sheffield moved to New York City to restart and rebuild -- and started assuaging his grief through karaoke, as revealed in this touching memoir.

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…