Stour Space Book Club: 17th April, ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius

The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius

Join us at Stour Space for the April meeting of our monthly Book Club.

Our goal is for local community members to have a place to discuss literature, discover new books and voice their opinions…

Thursday 17th April 2014

7-8pm upstairs at Stour Space

The book club is free to join, just email to sign up.

Each month a new book choice will be chosen by organiser/moderator Hannah Jane Smith, April’s choice is ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt. During the meeting we will be discussing the book and our thoughts about it, so reading it in full prior to the meeting is advised.


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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