The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. The winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced April 14.Goldfinch

The award citation said The Goldfinch is “a beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters that follows a grieving boy’s entanglement with a small famous painting that has eluded destruction, a book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart.”

Cobb County Public Library System’s waiting list for the novel was at more than 100 reserves before the novel won the award. The library also has The Goldfinch in eBook and unabridged sound recording editions.

Pulitzer Prizes are awarded for journalism, letters, drama and music. The 2014 award winners also include:tomsRiver

General Nonfiction: Toms River: a story of science and salvation by Dan Fagin, which the citation called “a book that deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution.”

History: The internal enemy: slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor.The award citation says the book is “a meticulous and insightful account of why runaway slaves in the colonial era were drawn to the British side as potential liberators.”

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