'The Goldfinch'

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'The Goldfinch'

Georgetown Book Club's January and February Selection

In Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 novel, The Goldfinch, 13-year-old Theo Decker is visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art with his mother when an act of terrorism tears his life apart, killing his mother and leaving him in the illicit possession of the very painting they had gone to see: Carel Fabritius' The Goldfinch.

The attack shapes Theo's life in many and varied ways, bringing him into multiple new homes and, as he struggles with his attachment to the painting, the dark side of the art world. 

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we enjoy a two-part discussion of The Goldfinch beginning on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m., when we will discuss the beginning of the novel through page 405, and concluding on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., when we will discuss page 406 to the novel's end. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov or call the library at 202-727-0232.