Columbia SoCal Book Club Meeting: Goldfinch

Join fellow alumni for the third meeting of the Columbia SoCal Book Club. You chose Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. Be prepared to discuss if it is worth all the acclaim. 

The event is free so please RSVP early. Be sure to bring cash to enjoy coffee, tea, and/or pastries. Parking is free.

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.

October 01, 2016 at 3:30pm - 5pm

Le Pain Quotidien Westwood

1122 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States

Ambareen Naqvi '13SIPA

Nicholas Deutsch Susan Einbinder Lisa-Beth Harris Daeyna Grant Sumi Bhatia Jennifer Oneal Melanie Santos Natalie Rhoads Ambareen Naqvi

Will you come?