Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

Bookshop staff has been anxiously awaiting Donna Tartt's new novel (it's been ten years since her last one), and are thrilled to announce that Ms. Tartt herself (The Secret History & The Little Friend) will be at our store for a book talk and signing of The Goldfinch. "A standout--and well-worth the wait." --Kirkus, starred review

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. 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.  
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.  Truly, this is a novel that will grab you and not let go.

Please join us in welcoming Donna Tartt for a reading, signing, and audience Q&A for what is bound to become your next favorite book.

Author photo courtesy Beowulf Sheehan

The Goldfinch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316055437
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2013

""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"


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