The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

Our last book before the Summer break and it promises to be a great read. The meeting is at 5pm on Tuesday 2nd June.
” Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and an absent father, miraculously survives a catastrophe that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of awealthy friend. Theo is tormented by longing for his mother and down the years he clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.”