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“The Goldfinch” Written by Donna Tartt

Mississippi-born writer Donna Tartt told an interviewer that she writes to create a work like the ones she loved as a child—“galloping, gleeful, you-don’t-know-what’s-going-to-happen-next.” Her stunning, almost-800-page novel “The Goldfinch” is overflowing with that spirit. With her elaborately constructed story…