Wonder Girl

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was not only a pioneer of golf and a founder of the LPGA. She also excelled in basketball and took home gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. But her outsized Texas personality rivalled her physical gifts, and her perserverance in the face of terminal cancer won the country's collective heart. Don Van Natta captures this larger-than-life beauty -- and the era in which she lived -- with zest and humor and in this charming biography.

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…