Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

"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)

PLUS, Martin is moving away, it is his last meeting, and we will miss him!

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  • Kate R.

    Nooo! Got stuck at work. Martin, I wish I could have been there to see you off!

    March 18, 2014

  • Cathy

    Is anybody here?

    March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just moved to SF from KY! Haven't had a chance to read this book yet or even do the meetup thing, but thought it'd be a good way to meet people. So I'd like to come to the next one, looking forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to meeting you too!

      March 17, 2014

  • Elaine

    Just moved back from NY, and just so happened to have read this book!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Elaine

    Just moved back from NY, and just so happened to have read this book!

    March 16, 2014

  • Asma K.

    Bummed to miss this but am swamped with finals and nowhere done with the book. Good luck Martin and keep reading!

    March 16, 2014

  • Blair Ellen E.

    Great idea. I'll be there. Keep us updated.

    March 16, 2014

  • Irene V

    Did the date change from 19 to 18? Don't want to come on the wrong day again ;)

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Crickey what a big book! Can I still come if I can't finish it? :)

    February 28, 2014

    • heather p.

      Of course!

      1 · February 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! Better get reading then !

      March 1, 2014

  • aimee

    Hi! Are the locations of these meetups generally in SF?

    February 20, 2014

    • heather p.

      yes, always in SF, somewhere central

      February 20, 2014

    • aimee

      Great! Thanks!

      February 25, 2014

  • Daniel K

    Oops, that's really long.

    February 20, 2014

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