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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

A young New Yorker grieving his mother’s death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this “extraordinary” and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that “connects with the heart as well as the mind” (Stephen King, 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 a 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 a wealthy and insular art community.
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. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this “soaring masterpiece” examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

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Anonymous says:

I thought it would never end. I don’t understand why this book is so highly rated. I belong to a small book club that chose to read it adn 4 out of 6 give up on it. Those that finished were very frustrated. Not only was this book too long, it was unbelievable due insufficient character development. Things just sort of happened around people and they “changed” (not evolved) from chapter to chapter. There are many books I’ve not liked, but I have this crazy need to stick it out and finish anything I start. This is…

Anonymous says:

Spend your time somewhere else!

Anonymous says:

Did not like

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