The Goldfinch

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The Goldfinch
771 pages; Back Bay Books
Why We Love It: Tartt taught us that a single moment can change our lives—and so can a single book. The story of Theo Decker, whose mother died in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum, captivated us for almost 800 pages, as we moved through a world of violence and beauty, art and obsession, cruelty and kindness.

The Sequel: We're still feeling this story. Now, we're craving more of before—as in a prequel about Theo's beautiful mother, whose death sets the The Goldfinch in motion.
— Dawn Raffel