Bonus Meeting!

  • January 8 · 7:00 PM

RSVP's will open on Thursday, December 25 and close on Sunday, January 4. Ideally, people RSVP-ing will have already read or at least started the book.


January's theme is "Random books people have suggested that are too long for Kate to put in regular polls". We will be reading the 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. 

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to 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 novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

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  • Lesa

    Sarah and Jim, the book I was trying to recall as one of my all time favorites is I Dreamed of Africa.
    : ) Lesa

    January 9

    • James

      Yes, by Kuki Gallman!

      January 12

  • James

    Another great book discussion ... thanks, Kate!

    1 · January 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I had to cancel for 1/8! I'm just getting over having pneumonia and don' have a lot of energy right now! I did enjoy the book!

    January 7

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