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Ladies Book Club discusses Pulitzer Prize-winning novel

January 14, 2015

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The latest selection for Old Palm’s Ladies Book Club is a winner—literally. “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt’s third and most ambitious novel, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was chosen one of the year’s 10 best books by the editors of the “New York Times Book Review.” The book club’s ladies found the 774-page tome to be a great read. “The Goldfinch” 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 “The Goldfinch” 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.


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