"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.
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
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.