Updated April 14, 2014
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Roth joined her young-adult-novel successors by selling more than 2 million copies of the Divergent trilogy, a dystopian story whose main character fits the powerful-heroine bill and was adapted into a film starring Shailene Woodley.
The Goldfinch, a novel of art-world hijinks, has won Tartt critical acclaim, 24 weeks (and counting) on the New York Times best-sellers list, and a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
After being shut down briefly by the Department of Health, customers are back to lining up around the block for the French pastry chef's flaky croissant-doughnut hybrid, sold at his New York City bakery.
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This post was updated to include Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction award.