January 1, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova


Andrew works as a psychiatrist but his passion is painting. His life is pretty ordinary and he isn't used to making rash decisions or acting "spontaneously". When he faces a patient that had an episode at an art museum, he finds himself drawn to the man in ways beyond his imagination. His patient, Robert, has captured Andrew's imagination and set him on a path to find out what happened in Robert's life that has made him the person that he is. Soon, Andrew finds out more than he bargained for.

Elizabeth is a natural-born storyteller. I was immediately drawn into Andrew's life and felt like I was the one conversing with his patient, Robert. This masterpiece should not be missed by any book lover.

Book Information:
Little, Brown & Company
9780316065788
1/12/2010
576 pages
$26.99/$32.99

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Miriam over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN & NOTIFIED.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review.


121 comments:

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  62. I love this author, I read her 'Ice Road' a few years ago and was entranced. Would love to read this book which sounds equally as good. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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  111. Sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  112. Would love to win this book as it sounds very interesting.

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  120. +1 - I'd love to read this book. Please count me in.
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