Wise Men

Stuart Nadler renders an elegiac portrait of post-WWII Cape Cod,  as which teenager Hilly Wise's budding romance with the niece of his home's caretaker is shattered by his racist father.  An ambitious saga of prejudice, class, and family secrets.

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…