The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt

Log Line

"Theo Decker loses his mom, and later his estranged father, in an accident that he miraculously survives, and at the request of a dying man injured in the same accident, takes a famous painting off the nearby wall and protects it from all who want to get at it."


“A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.”

Critic Comment

"Deep, intelligent, inspirational- this book grabs you in a whirlwind and doesn't let go until the very last page."


Beautiful, real, powerful

Truly a masterpiece

But it can drag on

Bastille - Pompeii
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