Please join us for a discussion and signing with distinguished author Donna Tartt for the release of The Goldfinch, as a part of our Salon@615 series.
This is a ticketed event and you can reserve your tickets online by visiting www.Salonat615.org two weeks prior to the event.
This is a ticketed event. A limited number of advance tickets will be available online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.
Advance tickets guarantee your seat up to 10 minutes prior to show time, at which time empty auditorium seats will be filled with stand-by guests.
A limited number of free tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event. We recommend that you arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.
About The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch, begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
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.
The Goldfinch is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
About Donna Tartt
Donna Tartt is the author of the novels The Secret History (1992) and The Little Friend (2002), which have been translated into thirty languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College.
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership among Parnassus Books, Humanities Tennessee, the Nashville Public Library, and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.
Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville's cultural calendar.