HomeBook ClubThe Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)Sat, January 6, 2018 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt “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, 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 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. Check out all of the great book suggestions in our “Not-So-Serious” Book Club Listen as Jodi explains this great read [starting at 40:42] in the show podcast below. Want to hear more? When you follow the podcast on iTunes or the Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! (It’s FREE to subscribe) And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.