Giveaway: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

GoldfinchesDonna 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.

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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.

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  1. Would LOVE to get my hands on it!! This is one I may have skipped over if I only had the published description to go off of but it’s been praised by so many who’s opinions I trust that I would hate to pass this one up! You know what they say “4 out of 5 dentists can’t be wrong” or something like that

  2. I spent an hour reading reviews for Donna Tartt’s new novel The Goldfinch from people who snagged an ARC. And now I’m anticipating it so much more! This is like the literary equivalent of a comet sighted from earth for me. We have to wait a decade for each new Tartt novel. So please, throw my name in the pot!

  3. Bloggers recommend is a good resource. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. The Secret History is one of my favorite books of all time, I hope her new novel lives up to it.

  4. This book sounds very interesting and intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  5. I can’t believe I still haven’t read The Secret History but honestly this one looks even more intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy to read!

  6. This book sounds amazing, and I’m really glad that there is some suspense in it. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

  7. I’m a huge Donna Tartt and have been waiting for her ‘next book’ for years. Really excited about this! Thanks for the opportunity

  8. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for a new Tartt. The Little Friend was my favourite book of the last decade — I’m pretty sure this will be my favourite for the next ten years!

  9. I am so glad to see Donna Tartt has written another novel. I’ve only read The Secret Friend. It was chunky coming of age and suspense story. I would love to win and read a copy of The Goldfinch. I have already signed up for Bloggers Recomendations. I’m reading Burial Rites.