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Donna Tartt

It’s not every day that one of the greatest, yet least prolific, American authors drops an epic, 800-plus-page novel on bookshelves that you and your friends are desperately racing to read within just a few days — but Donna Tartt has that power over us. The Goldfinch is a very long, beautifully written, meticulously plotted, and heartbreaking novel that goes from the posh Upper East Side of Manhattan to the seedy outskirts of Las Vegas to the European black-market art underground. Are we going to have to wait another decade for a follow-up? Let’s hope not.