Meetup September 2014 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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, 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.

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE 2014

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a car today so sadly I will have to skip this one =\

    September 30

  • Stefanie Z.

    I'm so sorry, once again I will not be able to make it tonight. I read the book and really liked it :) just not feeling well today and think I should stay home and rest as I have a presentation to deliver tomorrow. Hope you all have fun!!

    September 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    I CANNOT WAIT to discuss this book. I ended up really enjoying it but I can see so many points of view on it.

    1 · September 30

  • Arie

    there was a major wait list for it.

    September 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am I the only one who doesn't LOVE this amazing literary masterpiece? I do not love it.

    September 4

    • Brenda

      I am only about halfway through, so I can't really say yet. Either way, differences of opinion will make for a much more interesting discussion, I think. =) Looking forward to it!

      September 4

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not loving it either. I think it's engaging in parts but its beginning to seem endless.

      September 4

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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