Our talk last week was great and I almost feel that there is still more to be said about Fates and Furies– we never even flirted with contemplating the fan theory that both parts are written from Mathilde’s perspective!
I was truly taken aback by our attendance – a new record- and to hear that some of you want more meetings! Well, you’re certainly going to get more in the meantime, at least in the form of pages. Voted by you, the fans of big books:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Meeting: Thursday, May 25th, 2016
7:00 PM at the Glasshouse Bistro & Café.
From the publisher: 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 his 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 the underworld of art.
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, and the ruthless machinations of fate.