The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

THE GOLDFINCH is a mesmerizing, tell-all-your-friends triumph, hailed by Stephen King as "a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind." (New York Times Book Review)

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2013

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  • Jeffrey

    I thought the book is a good. I would recommend to others . The group of people who attened were even bette then the book.

    May 18

  • Nancy K.

    I'm in our usual corner. :)

    May 18

  • Cindy A.

    Idiot me, sprained my ankle today. I am going to miss tomorrow. Have a great discussion. I really enjoyed this book!

    May 17

    • Nancy K.

      Yikes! Take care of yourself. We will miss you!!!

      May 17

  • Caroline

    I really enjoyed this book but have not been feeling well ... so need to cancel!

    May 17

    • Nancy K.

      Sorry you are under the weather. Feel better soon!

      May 17

    • Jeffrey

      see you there Nancy

      1 · May 17

  • Nancy K.

    We will still be discussing. Just without Caroline since she isn't feeling well. We will be at Panera on Eastern tomorrow at 10. :)

    May 17

  • Jeffrey

    does that mean that there is no disscussion?

    May 17

  • Megan S.

    Great Book!

    1 · March 18

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