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Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents yard Twelve years later Robin s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated So it is that Robin s sister Harriet unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson sets out to unmask his killer Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family s history of loss The Little Friend


About the Author: Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is an American writer who received critical acclaim for her first two novels, The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages Tartt was the 2003 winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend Her novel The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 The daughter of Don and Taylor Tartt, she was born in Greenwood, Mississippi but raised 32 miles away in Grenada, Mississippi At age five, she wrote her first poem, and she first saw publication in a Mississippi literary review at age 13.Enrolling in the University of Mississippi in 1981, she pledged to the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma Her writing caught the attention of Willie Morris while she was a freshman Following a recommendation from Morris, Barry Hannah, then an Ole Miss Writer in Residence, admitted Tartt into his graduate short story course where, stated Hannah, she ranked higher than the graduate students Following the suggestion of Morris and others, she transferred to Bennington College in 1982, where she was friends with fellow students Bret Easton Ellis, Jill Eisenstadt, and Jonathan Lethem At Bennington she studied classics with Claude Fredericks She divides her time between Virginia and New York City.



10 thoughts on “The Little Friend

  1. says:

    The only thing keeping this novel together is the binding.


  2. says:

    Currently reading this one and all I can think of is a passage from a writing fiction manual that I read The guy who wrote the article said that he once wrote a whole book and his publisher told him that it was good back story, it was good for the AUTHOR to get to know his characters so when he wrote about them they d be 3D and real but it wasn t necessary for the readers to know


  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book, quite honestly, infuriated me The opening chapter is stellar and haunting so much so that I slogged through 500 pages on its promise alone Anyone beginning this novel will rightly so expect a Southern Gothic murder mystery The premise at least the one outlined on the dust jacket has so much po


  4. says:

    I sort of want to scream when I read lukewarm reviews of this book Admittedly, people may get the wrong idea when they read the back jacket, or the first few pages, and anticipate some sort of murder mystery thrill.The death of Harriet s brother is merely background for her character The skill with which Tartt explores the inner workings and thought processes of a virtually abandoned 1


  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil.The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents yard Twelve years later Robin s murder


  6. says:

    Part one while reading it This is what you call a slow read It is impossible to race thru these pages That is why I had two prior unsuccessful attempts to read this book An impatient mood is not a good mindset to read this one But I loved The Secret History and I just know that Donna Tartt is a good writer You just have to have quiet time on your hands to read this one So I m taking my time


  7. says:

    i love DTs writing with every fibre of my being, but i have to be honest the low average rating poor reviews for this book had pushed me away from reading it for the longest time i didnt want to ruin my high opinion of DT fortunately, i didnt hate this like i thought i would this is not without its faults, however, and i would consider this to be a minor sopho slump of a novel i agree that the


  8. says:

    Oh, Harriet, you poor dear Twelve and a half, homely and unpopular The girl with the antique sounding name and possessor of an old soul She has a gruff, common sense approach to life that eschews flattery and wins her few fans among her peers and relatives In vain, the aunts tried to teach her to be polite But don t you understand , darling, said Tat, that if you don t like the fruitcake, it s bet


  9. says:

    A Southern tale set in small town Mississippi shows the wreckage left behind after a beloved son, grandson, and brother, Robin, is murdered in his own front yard Evoking a little of Scout Finch, and a little of Flavia de Luce child sleuth from Alan Bradley s books , Harriet Cleve Dufresnes decides to solve her big brother s unresolved death Despite her innocence and youth, Harriet is deadly serious a


  10. says:

    Donna Tartt always gives meinformation than I need Two people will be talking and you get a description of all the furniture in the room, a description of what s on TV, a description of what s going on outside the window, sometimes a memory, sometimes a dream before the dialogue is resumed Thus it can take pages for two characters to exchange four lines of dialogue In this novel she also gives me too ma


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