The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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The Goldfinch

by: Donna Tartt
Release date: Oct 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 784
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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).

More books by Donna Tartt

1. The Little Friend

by: Donna Tartt
Release date: Oct 19, 2011
Number of Pages: 640
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The second novel by Donna Tartt, bestselling author of The Goldfinch (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize), The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson–sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and “a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens” (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent.

2. The Secret History

by: Donna Tartt
Release date: Oct 19, 2011
Number of Pages: 544
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Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

3. Secreto / Secret

by: Donna Tartt
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 784
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“Originalmente publicado en ingles en EE.UU. como The secret history por Alfred A. Knopf, una division de Random House LLC, Nueva York, en 1992.–Title page verso.

4. Nashville’s Top 100 Restaurants

by: Donna Tartt
Release date: Nov 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 102
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A compilation of the Top 100 Restaurants in Nashville, ranging from the most humble, home-cooking eateries to the most lavish and expensive fine-dining establishments. The book is ordered from the least expensive to the most high-priced.

5. Die geheime Geschichte

by: Donna TarttRainer Schmidt
Release date: Jan 01, 1995
Number of Pages: 571
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Richard Papen stammt aus einfachen Verhältnissen. In einem kalifornischen Provinznest geboren, träumt er von nichts anderem, als fortzukommen. Endlich gelingt es ihm, ein Stipendium für das College von Hampden in Vermont zu erhalten, und die Welt, der er dort begegnet, zieht ihn vom ersten Augenblick an. Besonders fasziniert ist Richard von einer Gruppe fünf junger Studenten, die sich zusammen mit ihm bei dem verschrobenen Griechischprofessor Julian Morrow eingeschrieben haben. Da ist Henry, der Sohn reicher Eltern und heimliche Kopf des Zirkels, da ist Francis, ein leicht dekadenter und blasierter Gelderbe, das sind Charles und Camilla, die Zwillinge, die seit dem Tod ihrer Eltern von den Zuwendungen ihrer Grossmutter leben., und schliesslich Edmund, von allen “Bunny” genannt, der liebenswürdige Schnorrer, der stets auf grossem Fusse lebt, ohne je einen Pfennig in der Tasche zu haben. Gemeinsam mit ihnen paukt Richard Griechisch, zusammen mit ihnen huldigt er dem täglichen Alkohol, in ihrem Kreis verbringt er wunderbare Wochenenden auf Francis feudalem Landsitz. Doch bald spürt er, dass unter der Oberfläche unverbrüchlicher Freundschaft auch Spannungen bestehen und dass ein furchtbares Geheimnis auf seinen Freunden lastet – ein Geheimnis, das auch ihn mehr und mehr in seinen dunklen, mörderischen Sog zieht.

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