White Heat

Set on Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, this novel of suspense and intrigue follows Edie Kiglatuk, an Arctic guide by trade, half Inuit/half white by birth, who is forced to deal with several murders that conceal a plot to despoil the land she so loves. M. J. McGrath's portrait of Inuit society is rivaled only by Edie's thrilling adventures and the lush depiction of a starkly beautiful terrain.

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…