Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is one of the most anticipated fiction releases of the Fall 2013 season. I loved The Secret History, and Tartt hasn’t written a book in (count ’em!) eleven years. So far I have read the first couple hundred pages, and it is an absorbing read. I’m looking forward to a break in my schedule so that I can finish it!
Via Bloggers Recommend and Little, Brown and Company, I can offer you the opportunity to receive an advanced copy before the books hits stores on October 22nd. I have three copies to offer LB readers! If you haven’t already subscribed to Bloggers Recommend, you should do it today! There are fabulous book recommendations each month (as my to-read pile can attest!) by a wide variety of avid readers and bloggers, and great giveaways and opportunities that are only open to newsletter subscribers. If you’re a book blogger, you can even submit your own recommendations.
And now, about the book!
From the Publisher:
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
If you’d like to win an early copy of The Goldfinch, leave me a comment here and I will pick three names on Sunday, September 1.