Yellow Dirt

Journalist Judy Pasternak turns her award-winning Los Angeles Times series about the shameful results of Federal uranium mining on Navajo lands into a book-length indictment of the government's callous treatment of a tribe of its citizens.

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…