The Little Friend by Donna Tartt Paperback Book


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Author: Donna Tartt

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Oct 2003

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 624


Donna Tartt's long-awaited second novel (published 10 years after THE SECRET HISTORY) begins with the murder of a 9-year-old boy, which is never solved. Twelve years later, the family is still stunned and bereft, stuck in time--except for Harriet, the boy's younger sister, who is convinced she knows who committed the crime and intends to expose the killer--and perhaps, in the process, some unsavory episodes in her family's history. Set in a small Southern town, THE LITTLE FRIEND is a long, Dickensian novel that also owes a debt to classic 19th-century adventure stories. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.

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BookLender review by Tracy on 2008-01-23 20:20:27

Possibly one of the worst I've ever read. The author spends too much time on trite items and not enough on major plotlines. Can't understand why this was a bestseller. One of the most torturous reads of my life.