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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The first novel by Donna Tartt, author of  the National Bestseller The Goldfinch, The Secret History is a contemporary classic.

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

An impressive debut novel from a new voice in fiction, The Secret History tells of a small circle of friends at an esteemed college in New England, whose studies in Classical Greek lead them to odd rituals, shocking behavior--and murder.

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  • Chris

    I don't know if I actually said it in so many words - or could say it in so many words, after reading "The Telltale Heart" in 491 pages, with all that detail and action - but I liked the book. That funeral, especially, could be a story of its own, I think.

    May 16, 2014

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