The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

Donna Tartt

Congratulations to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner, Donna Tartt, for her novel, The Goldfinch!

The Goldfinch is somewhat of a rarity – a best seller before winning the Pulitzer. The novel landed on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list at No. 5 last October and has stayed in the top 30 for the past 24 weeks.

It also was one of USA TODAY’s “10 books we loved reading” in 2013. And in a 4-star (out of four) review for USA TODAY, Kevin Nance called the novel a “massively entertaining, darkly funny new book, that goes a long way toward explaining why its author is finally securing her place alongside the greatest American novelists of the past half-century, including John Updike, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison and that other latter-day Dickensian, John Irving.”

High praise.

According to Goodreads:

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends’ apartments and on the city streets. He becomes entranced by the one thing that reminds him of his mother, a small, mysteriously captivating painting that soon draws Theo into the art underworld.

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