Theresa Anne Fowler imagines the Jazz Age revelry of Zelda Sayre -- muse, wife, and raison d'être of F. Scott Fitzgerald -- as told by Zelda herself, in this artful ballad of the Lost Generation.

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…