New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
771 pages ; 25 cm
9780316055437 (hardcover), 0316055433 (hardcover), 9780316242370 (international), 0316242373 (international)
Level 6.6, 49 Points
"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--,Provided by publisher.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,Grades 9-12,6.6,49,SD,Quiz 165262,English fiction.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2014