Windows Into Worth

What We Can't Put Down... The Goldfinch

"While I was still in Amsterdam, I dreamed about my mother for the first time in years."
After an eleven year hiatus, author Donna Tartt is back with a new book that everyone is talking about, The Goldfinch. In this coming-of-age story, the main character Theo Decker survives an accident that kills his mother and essentially leaves him an orphan. Taken in by a wealthy family friend, Theo navigates through life clinging to a painting of a goldfinch that reminds him of his mother.

The plot twists and turns through Theo's tumultuous life - but always comes back to the goldfinch painting. This is a stay-up-all-night novel that touches everyone with themes of love, loss, survival, obsession and self-invention.