Undisputed Truth

Pugilist Mike Tyson's memoir must, by law, be deemed by critics as "hard-hitting."  But after all the cliches, one finds a surprisingly beguiling and authentic exploration of a life lived at maximum intensity.

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…