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The San Diego Sunday Breakfast and Books Group Meetup

Our next book will be 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tardtt. Please see a short description below. It is essential that no one RSVP their attendance if they will not make every effort to attend. I will need to make reservations. I hope you will join us to discuss the new book and enjoy a great breakfast!


"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

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.

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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  • Suzy M.

    Loved meeting everyone! Hope to see you all next month. Thanks Tish!

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the second month in a row I have to work the Sunday of the get together... Hoping for better luck with my schedule next month!

    February 18, 2014

    • Tish M.

      Hope to see you next month. I will be announcing the book tomorrow afternoon via email.

      February 22, 2014

  • Cindy B

    Hi, I'm a new member and have not read the book you will be discussing, but would love to come for breakfast and meet everyone. Can you rsvp for me plus one. My daughter is in town. Thank you Cindy

    February 22, 2014

    • Tish M.

      We would love to meet you, but please be warned that there might be spoilers in the discussion of the book. See you and your daughter Sunday.

      February 22, 2014

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