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|Jefferson Highway Book Club|
Event Type: Adults|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Book: The GoldFinch by Donna Tartt (Part 1)Library: River Ridge Library
(1st Half of the Novel) In this Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 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.
Location: Meeting Room