The Goldfinch

It 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

Sweet Sorrow

One life changing summer Charlie meets Fran In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don t remember in the school photograph His exams have not gone well At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is