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Donna Tartt

‘The Goldfinch’ Movie Looks Like It’ll Be As Dreamy As The Book Itself

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

At over 800 pages, Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning, bestselling novel The Goldfinch is too long and wending to be categorized. It’s a story about ...

A Pulsing Story As Layered And Complex As Life Itself

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Lisa Unger | Off the Shelf All writers begin as readers. This is where we fall in love with story. We are addicted to that feeling. You know the o...

7 Hands-Down Favorites from Bestselling Suspense Writer of "In a Dark, Dark Wood"

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Ruth Ware | Off the Shelf Maybe it's being a writer or working with books, but I'm always being asked for my "must-read" recommendations. Every t...

Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Unless they're four gorgeously written, painstakingly molded, amazingly rendered and undeniably memorable books. If you can pull off four of those a year, more power to you. But most can't. I'd go so far as to say no one can, the qualifier being good books.

What Editors and Booksellers Are Reading This Summer

Joseph Olshan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Joseph Olshan

If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.

A Taxonomy of the Goldfinch

Francis Levy | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch has its admirers and detractors. But what can we say about the sensibility of an author who writes a novel based on a sui generis work by a l7th century painter, Carel Fabritius, at the same time naming its central character after the brother of a famous post-Impressionist painter?

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Home
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

Finding Jake: A Talk With Bryan Reardon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.25.2015 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

The suspense builds inexorably as Simon struggles to find his child, while clinging to the belief his son is not a cold-blooded killer.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 12.08.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 9

Digital Book World | Posted 11.10.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

The title that jumped six spots this week to unseat Gayle Forman's novel is Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, and it, too, is published by Penguin Random House.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 30

Digital Book World | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Gayle Forman's If I Stay rounds out its fifth week in the No. 1 spot, after ending The Fault in Our Stars's twelve-week run. In other words, it's been some time since other publishers significantly edged out Penguin Random House titles on the best-seller list.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 23

Digital Book World | Posted 10.27.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Penguin Random House has had a very good summer (as well as a very good year--so far, anyway) when it comes to best-selling ebooks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 16

Digital Book World | Posted 10.21.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

All it takes is a quick glance at the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List on any given week to see how a TV or movie adaptation boosts best-selling ebook sales. But once in a while the effect is especially pronounced.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 2

Digital Book World | Posted 10.06.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Pushing John Green's The Fault in Our Stars aside in order to assume the No. 1 rank Green's novel held for twelve straight weeks, If I Stay is also a title buoyed up by aggressive promotional efforts ahead of the August 22 release of a film adaptation based on the novel.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 26

Digital Book World | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

Since launching earlier this month, Amazon's Kindle Unlimited has exerted an ever greater impact on best-selling ebooks. But because of the inability to distinguish individual ebook purchases from Kindle Unlimited "reads," Digital Book World has removed Kindle Unlimited titles from its weekly list.

'The Goldfinch' To Be Made Into A Movie

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home

Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch is set to become a feature film, as Warner Brothers has acquired the movie rights to the bo...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 19

Digital Book World | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

The Fault in Our Stars continues its run at the very top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for the eleventh straight week.

Bernardine Evaristo, Literary Rebel With a Cause

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Diriye Osman

British-Nigerian novelist and poet, Bernardine Evaristo is not only a master of literary gender-bending but she's also adroit at subverting well-worn tropes from slavery to stifled sexuality in a way that feels new, visceral, vital.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 12

Digital Book World | Posted 09.15.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

John Green and Penguin Random House have reason to celebrate. Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars marks its tenth straight week in the No. 1 spot.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 5

Digital Book World | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

After climbing twenty spots since last week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, Dean Koontz's The Neighbor finds itself within the top five best-selling ebooks of the week. That's especially noteworthy since the title is a Kindle Single.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 28

Digital Book World | Posted 09.01.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

The Amazon-Hachette dispute wears on, but the publisher still manages to see two of its titles in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

What's New with Novels?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.27.2014 | Home
Evan Gottlieb

From its start in the early 18th century, the novel as a genre has always resisted easy definition. Samuel Johnson, literary critic and author of the first comprehensive English dictionary, defined the novel in 1755 as "a small tale, generally of love."

Maddie Crum

The One Book You Absolutely MUST Read This Year (If You Haven't Already)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.27.2014 | Home

Vanity Fair recently ran an article titled "It's Tartt -- but Is It Art?", an irritating headline for an only slightly less irritating piece raising a...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 21

Digital Book World | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

This week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List is, in some ways, a tale of three titles: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, his 2006 novel Looking for Alaska and J. K. Rowling's The Silkworm, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 14

Digital Book World | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Digital Book World

The success of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars is helping John Green's YA novel hold onto its place at the top of the latest Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.