Multcolib Picks: While you wait for...The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

His Illegal Self
His Illegal Self By Carey, Peter Book - 2008 FICTION CAREY Available in some locations

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."

State of Wonder
State of Wonder By Patchett, Ann Book - 2011 FICTION PATCHETT 2011 Available in some locations

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.

The Round House
The Round House A Novel By Erdrich, Louise Book - 2012 FICTION ERDRICH 2012 Available in some locations

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.

The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things By Roy, Arundhati Book - 2008 FICTION ROY 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 7 copies

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.

The Stranger's Child
The Stranger's Child By Hollinghurst, Alan Book - 2011 FICTION HOLLINGHU 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A poem is at the center of this story about families, secrets and revelations.

The Surrendered
The Surrendered By Lee, Chang-rae Book - 2010 FICTION LEE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A spellbinding story of how love and war echo through an entire lifetime.

Atonement A Novel By McEwan, Ian Book - 2002 FICTION MCEWAN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 11 copies

Annotation:An imaginative thirteen-year-old is witness to an event that alters her life.

Falling Man
Falling Man A Novel By DeLillo, Don Book - 2007 FICTION DELILLO Available in some locations

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.

The World to Come
The World to Come A Novel By Horn, Dara Book - 2006 FICTION HORN Available in some locations

Annotation:Benjamin Ziskind, a thirty-year-old quiz-show writer impetuously steals a Chagall painting he believes should rightly belong to his family.

The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch By Tartt, Donna Book - 2013 FICTION TARTT 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 61 on 130 copies

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.

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