donna tartt

The 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist is, as Denise Mina promised, brilliant. And in one sense - the range of subject-matter and tone among the titles - it is also broad.
The story is about a young boy who lost his mother during a terrorist attack in a New York museum. 'The Goldfinch' is a painting stolen from the museum by the thirteen year old boy who survived the attack. The painting becomes the secret that gives meaning to his life and  the axis around which the story unfolds.