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The Goldfinch
DONNA TARTT

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
23224 reviews (2013) (784p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #1
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013 #1
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2013 #1
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013 #1
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist #1
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner #0
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Book Description
"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.


Other Award Winning Books by Donna Tartt
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
616 reviews (2002) (640p) (Amazon)
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Donna Tartt Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 1  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The Goldfinch ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The Goldfinch ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Goldfinch ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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