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Thursday, October 8, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company (Hachette)

I received this book for review from Hachette Book Group.

A haunting novel of art and obsession.

A mystery spanning continents and centuries.

A love story that crosses the ultimate border.

Robert Oliver, a renowned painter, has attacked a canvas in the National Gallery of Art. What would compel an artist to try to destroy something he values beyond all else? Oliver's only words on the subject: "I did it for her."

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow prides himself on being able to make even a stone talk, but he gets nowhere with Oliver. Desperate to understand the secret that torments this genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.

Elizabeth Kostova's masterful new novel takes us from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love. The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope. (back cover)

Elizabeth Kostova graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress. (back cover)

The Swan Thieves
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown & Company, January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-316-06578-8
576 pages


Tea said...

I would like to read this one. Sounds so good.

Sheila Deeth said...

I loved the Historian. This one sounds good too.


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