The Swan Thieves (Paperback)
Back Bay Books, 9780316065795, 564pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2010
January 2010 Indie Next List
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When Oliver refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this silent genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Moving from American museums 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, the losses of history, and the power of art to preserve human hope.
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"The many ardent admirers of The Historian will be happy to learn that The Swan Thieves offers plenty of the same pleasures."
"A must-read for lovers of historical fiction....The Swan Thieves shows the same meticulous historical research and scene-setting description that elevated The Historian from a vampire tale to a work of art."
"A compelling story....Fans of The Historian have been waiting a long time for a new work from Kostova. They won't be disappointed."
"Kostova's eloquent prose possesses the power to both transport and inspire."
"Kostova knows how to craft a breathless ending."