The Little Friend

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  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • The Little Friend
  • Donna Tartt
  • English
  • 03 April 2019
  • 1400031699

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 r 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


The Little Friend 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.

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 most of the stuff that was written You can remove a lot of the bulk from that first draft and keep it to yourself 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 goo...

  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 potential set in a sleepy backwater Mississippi town, it follows the adventures of an overly precocious girl from a fallen plantation family think Scout Finch meets Nancy Drew who 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 potential set in a sleepy backwater Mississippi town, it follows the adventures of an overly precocious girl from a fallen plantation family think Scout Finch meets Nan...

  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 12 year old girl whose older brother s murder has never been solved cannot be praised highly enough Tartt seem I sort of want to scream when I read lukewarm reviews of this book Admittedly, people may get the wrong idea when ...

  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Having read Tartt s previous book, The Secret History, and loved it so much I did everything except start a cult based on the characters, I expected to feel the same way about this But I didn t Know why this book gets only one star YOU NEVER FIND OUT WHO KILLS ROBIN Let me just reiterate that the mystery of who what could have possibly been able to appear in someone s backyard, while the entire family is within hearing range and two kids are sitting on the back porch, and grab a nine year o Having read Tartt s previous book, The Secret History, and loved it so much I did everything except start a cult based on the characters, I expected to feel the same way about this But I didn t Know why this book gets only one star YOU NEVER FIND OUT WHO KILLS ROBIN Let me just reiterate that the mystery of who what could have possibly been able to appear in someone s backyard, while the entire family is within hearing range and two kids are sitting on the back porch, and grab a nine year old boy and hang him in a tree, leaving no trace, motive, or evidence, IS NEVER SOLVED Excuse me while I bash my head against the wall for a minute Okay, I m back Disregarding that highly irritating nitpick that is guaranteed to keep me awake at night, The ...

  6. 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 better to eat it anyway instead of hurting your hostess s feelings But I don t like fruitcake 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 better to eat it anyway instead of hurting your hostess s feelings But I don t like fruitcake I know you don t Harriet That s why I used that ex...

  7. 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 with this one and it s rewarding The descriptions Donna Tartt uses are long and sometimes it 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 with this one and it s rewarding The descriptions Donna Tartt uses are long and sometimes it takes pages and nothing really happe...

  8. 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 many characters As always with Tartt it s crime that motors this novel In particular 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 many characters As always with Tartt it s crime that motors this novel In particular the effect a mysterious murder has on the family of ...

  9. says:

    Donna Tartt s second novel I am working my way backwards from The Goldfinch While I am still puzzled as to who is the little friend referred to in the title Hely and the choreography of the end at the water tank was confusing, nonetheless this was an exciting page turner and I feel that the protagonist Harriet was compelling I loved her curiosity, her brilliance, and her spunk she is not one to be double crossed The evocation of Alexandria, Mississippi reminded me greatly of my child Donna Tartt s second novel I am working my way backwards from The Goldfinch While I am still puzzled as to who is the little friend referred to in the title Hely and the choreography of the end at the water tank was confusing, nonetheless this was an exciting page turner and I feel that the protagonist Harriet was compelling I loved her curiosity, her brilliance, and her spunk she is not one to be double crossed The evocation of Alexandria, Mississippi reminded me greatly of my childhood in Florida Tartt s mastery of language and description is impressive The dream sequence of Harriet during The Blackbird chapter was mesmerizing transitioning from Scott s failed expedition to the South Pole to an Harry Houdini escape applauded by penguins amd highly memorable The dialogs par...

  10. 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 and doesn t mess around This isn t a cute story despite its childish heroine.There s so much A Southern tale set in small town Mississippi shows the wreckage left behind after a beloved son, grandson, and brot...

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