Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Goldfinch; Donna Tartt

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is by Donna Tartt, an author I've enjoyed in the past.

 Little Brown and Co.


October 22, 2013
 



The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.


14 comments:

  1. Looking forward to this one, she does like to make us wait! ;-)

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  2. I have heard of this author....this one sounds poignant and captivating. Thanks for sharing. Here's MY WOW POST

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  3. I didn't even know this one was coming out, and I am eager to read it now that I know of it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

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  4. If there's a bird in the title you know I'm at least reading the description. But at 600 pages I'm going to wait for your review.

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  5. This one has been getting a lot of buzz. I'm excited to hear what you will think about it.

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  6. This one sounds really good, Diane. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW:
    http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-debut-novel-from.html

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  7. This one does sound good!

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  8. I have raved about Secret History for years, though I wasn't as wowed by Little Friend. I think I will add this new book to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. A new Donna Tartt book!!! It is going on my wish list ASAP!

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  10. New to me. I did not like The Secret History (one of the few that did not) but I'd certainly like to try this one.

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  11. I'm looking forward to this one, too!

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  12. Wow! This sounds great but so heart wrenching too!!!

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