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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Release date: October 22, 2013

The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

Gazeta Wyborcza

Donna Tartt i iluzja podwójnego kodu. "Szczygieł", powieść, która ma się podobać
Gazeta Wyborcza
Może nie powinno nas to dziwić, Donna Tartt to nie Zadie Smith, tym bardziej nie Philip Roth, a tego typu literatura nie powstaje, by narażać czytelnika na spotkanie z odmiennymi poglądami i kazać mu je ponownie przemyśleć. Ta literatura ma się podobać.

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Boston Globe

Local bestsellers
Boston Globe
6. The Martian By Andy Weir Broadway. 7. Everything I Never Told You By Celeste Ng Penguin. 8. Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anchor. 9. The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt Back Bay. 10. Leaving Time By Jodi Picoult Ballantine. NONFICTION. 1.

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Bestsellers for week ending June 28 | Newsday
THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt (Little, BrownB/Back Bay). 8. STATION ELEVEN, by Emily St. John Mandel (Vintage). 9. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin). 10. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman (Moody/Northfield) ...

Irish Independent

Take a holiday from those weighty tomes
Irish Independent
That enables you to buy pretty much any book no matter where you are. So when you run out of patience with Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch (one survey last week found that only 44pc of readers actually finished that epic doorstop), you're only a couple of ...

San Francisco Chronicle best-sellers, July 5
Donna Tartt. (Back Bay; $20). 5. DARK PLACES. Gillian Flynn (Broadway; $14). 6. STATION ELEVEN. Emily St. John Mandel (Vintage; $15.95). 7. THE INVENTION OF WINGS. Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin; $17). 8. THE VACATIONERS. Emma Straub (Riverhead ...

Style Invitational Week 1131: Be reuseful: ideas for surplus materials
Washington Post
(Click here to skip down to the results of our contest for TV series spinoffs). Asphalt roof shingles Plastic hockey rink Carpet tiles Purple linen napkins Odor-eater fabric Plastic ballot boxes Cargo parachutes 10-milliliter glass vials Ski lift cable ...

The Guardian

March of the megabooks: it's all Donna Tartt's fault
The Guardian
March of the megabooks: it's all Donna Tartt's fault. The success of The Goldfinch means that this year's biggest novels are its biggest novels. What happened to the beauty of brevity? You might have to reinforce your bookshelves if this trend continues.

Irish Times

Time to read a good long book
Irish Times
You could paint the house, invest in quality exterior paint, feel very worthy and play Maurice Jarre's inspiring soundtrack from Witness – you know the bit where they are raising the barn? – at full volume, on outdoor speakers. Let the music travel for ...

ABC News
"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown). 8. "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel (Vintage). 9. "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin Press). 10. "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman (Moody/Northfield). 11. "Zoo" (TV Tie-in ...

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LaTercera (Registro)

El universo oscuro y salvaje de Donna Tartt
LaTercera (Registro)
Donna Tartt nació en Greenwood, Mississippi, EE.UU., en 1963. A los 18 años ingresó a la residencia de escritores Bennington College, donde hizo amistad con Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho), quien le presentóun agente y gracias a él logró un jugoso ...

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What's Donna Tartt Working on Now?

With The Little Friend finally complete, Tartt is now reported to be working on a version of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus, due to be published by Canongate as part of a series that will feature updated fables by Philip Pullman, Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and JM Coetzee.

The Little Friend

The hugely anticipated new novel by the author of The Secret History a best-seller nationwide and around the world, and one of the most astonishing debuts in recent times. Read all about it here.

Read the Prologue.

The Secret History - the movie

Director: Scott Hicks

Screenplay: Christopher Hampton

Runtime: 91 mins

A long-planned film of the book dropped into one of the most protracted developments hells in Hollywood history. The project passed through the indecisive hands of Alan Pakula, Christopher Hampton and Scott Hicks to end up (possibly...) as a Warner-Miramax venture with the sibling duo of Gwyneth Paltrow as producer and Jake Paltrow as director.

- Boyd Tonkin,, The Secret History: Whatever happened to Donna Tartt?, May 21, 2002

The best-selling Donna Tartt novel The Secret History continues its circuitous path towards the silver screen. Hyphenate Alan J. Pakula was the first to set to work on the project, initially planning to direct it, later merely to produce. His untimely death is but the latest in a series of setbacks for the piece, which has seen drafts by Rafael Yglesias, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, and Christopher Hampton. Shine helmer Scott Hicks had expressed some interest in the pic, which tells the chilly tale of five students who are caught in the thrall of a brilliant classics professor, only to accidentally commit a murder while carying out an ancient Greek ritual.

-, the development report, April 1999

Donna Tartt, on her new novel, tentatively titled "Tribulation", due out early 2002

Excerpt from the interview

"When I was writing this book I was thinking very much about Stevenson, who I love, very much about Treasure Island and the pirates, and you know, Long John Silver, - books that I loved as a child. This is a book about children, but it's not a book for children. It's a frightening book. It's a scary book. It's fairly dark. It's about children coming into contact with adults. It doesn't take place wholly in the world of children (when I say children, I mean twelve years old...) And coming into contact with the world of adults in a very frightening way. (...) It's finished. I'm doing the edits now, the rewriting..." - Donna Tartt

The Secret History of Donna Tartt

by Mark Coles, Arts Correspondent


April 2001

"...Donna Tartt is preparing her comeback too... She has finished her second novel - well almost - 'I'm editing it down at the moment,' she says.
'It's a book about children - but not for children - its a frightening scary book about children coming into contact with the world of adults in a very frightening way'. So why had it taken so long to write? 'I can't write quickly. If I could write a book a year and maintain the same quality I'd be happy. I'd love to write a book a year but I don't think I'd have any fans'. Donna Tartt's new novel - with the provisional title 'Tribulation' is scheduled for publication early next year."

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Whatever Happened to Donna Tartt?


April 2001

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