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Previous Book Discussion
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-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 longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the criminal world.

The Goldfinch combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmeriz-ing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night-and-tell-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

FIA book discussions focus on works of fiction and non-fiction related to art, art museums, or FIA collections. The first meeting for each book sets the stage by exploring artists and artwork related to the selected book. Two weeks later, the book is discussed. These free programs are offered on Wednesdays at 1:30p.
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Previous Book Discussion
Headlong: A Novel

by Michael Frayn


Previous Thompson Lecture
Powerful Portraits
An Intimate Look at Humanity

Guest Lecturer
Platon
Photographer
Previous Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture

The Origins of Art & Its Implications
Guest Lecturer
Harold L. Dibble
Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Lecture Sponsor
WKAR lecture sponsor


Dr. Alan Klein

The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture has been established to address the topics of art, religion and history prior to the 19th century, funded annually by the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor.
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