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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pre Pub Book Buzz -- The Swan Thieves

Oh, man. I've been chomping at the bit for this book ever since turning the final page on The Historian in '05. I loved The Historian book! I adored The Historian book! I wanted so much more like The Historian book! So you can imagine my excitement and anticipation now that Kostova's new book's release is upon us.

If you've read The Historian -- a fantastic historical thriller and gothic puzzle of a book about a girl who ends up tracking Dracula as she searches for her missing father (A very basic nutshell that does not do it justice, trust me.) -- then you've probably been in the same boat as me for a while. But it does take time to create great art, right?

Kostova spoke about The Swan Thieves at BEA last year and you can watch the YouTube video here. And, in November The Book Case posted this interview with Kostova, all great teasers for what's to come on Jan 12.

Here's the product description from Hachette:

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the 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. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, 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.

Are you dying to read it yet? Be sure to check out Hachette's site for an excerpt of the book, and stay tuned 'cause I'll be delving into the tome very shortly!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Me too yay -- hope to read this one in January.