Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Race to Death Valley"

Just as Carl Barks was known as "the good duck artist" in his anonymous heyday, so too was Floyd Gottfredson regarded as the exemplary purveyor of Mickey Mouse's adventures, endowing the beloved rodent with more panache and pep than his Disney peers could see in the character. This first offering from Gottfredson's long tenure -- he chronicled Mickey's exploits for 45 years -- bundles a complete adventure with over 50 pages of supplemental material.

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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…