Stacking The Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I only got one book this week. It was an awesome surprise from my mom. I have been wanting this book for awhile and I have no idea how she knew that. I’m thinking it might have been a lucky guess. 🙂

18405388The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Details: Paperback, 771 pages
Published: October 22nd 2013 by Little, Brown (first published January 1st 2013)
Buy it: Book Depository

Summary: Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love – and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph – a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.

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6 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves

  1. Stopping by from Stacking the Shelves–I bought Goldfinch for my kindle quite awhile ago, but honestly I’ve been too intimidated to start it! I’ve really enjoyed Tartt’s other novels, but something about this one is making me nervous about tackling it! Oh well–it’ll be here when I’m ready! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I have not heard of this book before however the synopsis sound interesting. I love that you put that bit of info in you STS. I hope you enjoy your new read.

    My STS
    TopianGirl @TopianBooks

  3. Pingback: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | The Book Hoarder

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