The Resource The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Label
The Goldfinch
Title
The Goldfinch
Statement of responsibility
Donna Tartt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review).Theo Decker, a 13-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 a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.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 mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post)
Summary
Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, thirteen-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue
Theme
Storyline
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2014.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2014.
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10220639
Cataloging source
BT
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Tartt, Donna
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Goldfinch
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316248624
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Goldfinch
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316248624
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • James City County LibraryBorrow it
    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
    37.377573 -76.770995
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    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
    37.377573 -76.770995
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    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
    37.377573 -76.770995
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