When Captain Flint Was a Good Man

Fans of Deadliest Catch will be drawn to the arresting story of an Alaskan boyhood growing up in the shadow of the men who fish the treacherous Bering Sea.  But the piratical joys of Treasure Island also cast a spell over Nick Dybek's bewitching, ocean-haunted tale.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

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…