Movie Adaptation: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


On September 13th the movie adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Goldfinch hits theaters.

Directed by John Crowley, this is a story about a boy in New York who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The screenplay is written by Peter Straughan, and the movie stars Nichole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, and Sarah Paulson.

If you’d like to read the book before seeing the movie – purchase your copy here.

Back Cover Copy of The Goldfinch:

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.


As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love — and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

About Donna Tartt:

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages.

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