by Donna Tartt
Little, Brown; Oct. 22, 2013
Hardcover; 771 pages
Source: Bloggers Recommend Giveaway
When 13-year-old Theodore Decker and his mother get called into his school for a disciplinary meeting, they stop into a museum on the way. While they are admiring the paintings, there’s a huge explosion. Theo’s mother is killed in the blast, but he escapes from the rubble… taking with him a small, priceless painting of a goldfinch.