Multcolib Picks: While you wait for...The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Annotation:Che is raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother to separate him from his past. He is the precocious son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents, denied all access to television and the news, he takes hopes what an acquaintance tells him -"They will come for you, man."
Annotation:A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
Annotation:When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
Annotation:In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
Annotation:There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. "Falling Man" is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America.
Annotation:A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.
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Donna Tartt's anxiously awaited book The Goldfinch centers on a pivotal moment in Theo Decker's life - a moment when tragedy and confusion cause him to take an action that will reverberate throughout his life. While you wait for your copy, take a look at these titles that explore the themes of fate, connection, and family.