The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of the book The Goldfinch:

The atonement of an accidental art thief.

My favorite Donna Tartt quote from the book:

"Who was it that said that coincidence was just God’s way of remaining anonymous?"

Questions I pondered while reading The Goldfinch:

Why couldn't someone get Theo some help?

What about Boris?  Anyone?

My review of The Goldfinch:





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