Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780316239875

The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Tartt, Donna

3.86 avg rating
( 288,605 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

" The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."-- Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to 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 novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

" The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."-- Stephen King, The 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 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.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: It's hard to articulate just how much--and why-- The Goldfinch held such power for me as a reader.  Always a sucker for a good boy-and-his-mom story, I probably was taken in at first by the cruelly beautiful passages in which 13-year-old Theo Decker tells of the accident that killed his beloved mother and set his fate. But even when the scene shifts--first Theo goes to live with his schoolmate’s picture-perfect (except it isn’t) family on Park Avenue, then to Las Vegas with his father and his trashy wife, then back to a New York antiques shop--I remained mesmerized. Along with Boris, Theo’s Ukrainian high school sidekick, and Hobie, one of the most wonderfully eccentric characters in modern literature, Theo--strange, grieving, effete, alcoholic and often not close to honorable Theo--had taken root in my heart.  Still, The Goldfinch is more than a 700-plus page turner about a tragic loss: it’s also a globe-spanning mystery about a painting that has gone missing, an examination of friendship, and a rumination on the nature of art and appearances. Most of all, it is a sometimes operatic, often unnerving and always moving chronicle of a certain kind of life. “Things would have turned out better if she had lived,” Theo said of his mother, fourteen years after she died. An understatement if ever there was one, but one that makes the selfish reader cry out: Oh, but then we wouldn’t have had this brilliant book! --Sara Nelson

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 5.97

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tartt, Donna Author
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grandisbooks
(Neptune, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New and unused. Light shelfwear from storage with other items. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 3148ZA0009DA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Lu's Internet
(Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316239879 New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0316239879ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Manzanito
(Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316239879 New. Bookseller Inventory # MA8221067

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2013)
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Richmond Hill, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch" is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, "The 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 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0316239879

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Book Group. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0316239879

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tartt, Donna Author
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803162398751.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316239879 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16510133

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Little Brown and Co (2013)
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little Brown and Co, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780316239875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by Little, Brown and Company 2013-10-22 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Tankerous Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company 2013-10-22, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Lrg. 0316239879 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0316239879

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tartt, Donna Author
Published by LITTLE BROWN (2013)
ISBN 10: 0316239879 ISBN 13: 9780316239875
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller
PBShop.co.uk Ltd
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LITTLE BROWN, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780316239875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book