Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves

Event date: 
Monday, October 25, 2010 - 6:30pm

A Room of One's Own Bookstore is thrilled to invite Elizabeth Kostova for a reading. Her novel The Swan Thieves will be available for the first time in paperback for this event! Kostova is also the author of the popular novel The Historian.

About The Swan Thieves:
Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow's patient.
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.

Event address: 
A Room Of One's Own Bookstore
307 W Johnson St
53703-2218 Madison
The Swan Thieves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316065795
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - November 3rd, 2010