A poignant and riveting memoir of survival during the 2004 tsunami which leveled Sonali Deraniyagala’s native Sri Lanka, and an aftermath of mourning and renewal.  A Spring 2013 Discover Great New Writers selection. 

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…