Theo Decker is a thirteen year old who survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his Father he is taken in by a wealthy Park Avenue family. He is wildered by his new home and family,longs for his Mother and is captivated by a small painting that has come into his possession. This is the novel “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. We learned about art,artists,and what different paint strokes mean,just like walking through a art museum. How Theo survives, his friends and what the picture means is a very long story. Members agreed the novel to long and at times lost interest but agreed they could picture “The Goldfinch” in their mind. Winter is a good time to catch up on your reading, check out the LeRoy Public Library for your favorite selection with Ms. Barnes.