The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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the-goldfinchThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, is the author’s third book and her first new book in eleven years. Selected as one of the ten best books of 2013 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review, and as the 2013 Best Book of the Year by Amazon, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2013. It was also awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for 2014.

The Goldfinch begins with a thirteen-year-old boy, Theo Decker who lives in New York with his mother. One fateful afternoon the two of them step into the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Dutch masterpieces, including one of his mother’s favourite paintings The Goldfinch, by Carel Fabritius. A sudden explosion in the museum separates the two of them and results in his mother losing her life and Theo being left on his own. With nothing to…

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