The latest selection for Old Palmâs Ladies Book Club is a winnerâliterally. âThe Goldfinch,â Donna Tarttâs third and most ambitious novel, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was chosen one of the yearâs 10 best books by the editors of the âNew York Times Book Review.â The book clubâs ladies found the 774-page tome to be a great read. âThe Goldfinchâ is an elegant meditation on love, memory and the haunting power of art. It combines unforgettable vivid characters (particularly Theo Decker, who as a teenager miraculously survived an accident that killed his mother), mesmerizing language and breathtaking suspense. It many ways, the book is an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. Thought-provoking books such as âThe Goldfinchâ always encourage lively discussion at the Old Palm Ladies Book Club, which usually meets on Wednesday every month or so. Residents are welcome to join in over coffee and cookies at the Club.