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Donna Tartt Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Tartt's Book Reviews

The Goldfinch
Theo, the main character, lives with his mother, who is taking him to the MOMA to kill time before an important meeting at his school to discuss his recent suspension on unfair grounds. His attention is caught by a young girl about his own age, with a man Theo supposes is her grandfather. Unbelievably, his mother leaves him momentarily to run to the gift shop while he continues to look at the art, and at that moment a bomb goes off, killing several peopl...
The Little Friend
12 year old Harriet, who is quite intelligent and mature for her age, is determined to find out who killed her brother Robin, who was murdered when Harriet was only a baby. Harriet Cleve Dufresnes is a 12 year old girl who lives with her sister Allison and mother Charlotte in a small town in Mississippi in the 1970s. The girls' brother Robin was murdered ten years ago and the killer was never caught. Robin had been found hanging from a tree right in the ...
The Secret History
Richard Papen flees a loveless California home for an arts college in New Hampshire, only to fall into a murder plot with his fellow Greek classics students. No love is lost between Richard Papen and his parents in California. To escape them, he must flee to Hampden College in the Northeast where he becomes enchanted by a charismatic classics professor and a tight-knit group of attractive, odd-ball intellectual students. Richard falls hard for the bea...