The Shadow Land

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
March 13, 2018
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.1 X 7.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345527875
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About the Author

Elizabeth Kostova is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Swan Thieves and The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award for Novel-in-Progress. She is also co-founder of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation for Creative Writing in Bulgaria.

Reviews

"A compelling and complex mystery, strong storytelling, and lyrical writing combine for an engrossing read."--Publishers Weekly

"In The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova, a master storyteller, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar country--Bulgaria--and a painful history that feels particularly relevant now. You won't want to put down this remarkable book."--Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs

"In this brilliant work, what appears at first a minor mystery quickly becomes emblematic of a whole country's hidden history. Lyrical and compelling, The Shadow Land proves a profound meditation on how evil is inflicted, endured, and, through courage and compassion, defeated. Elizabeth Kostova's third novel clearly establishes her as one of America's finest writers."--Ron Rash, author of The Risen

"The Shadow Land is thrilling, and not just as a gripping tale. It's also thrilling to watch such a talented writer cast her spell. The central character actually begins this deft novel in an urn, only to emerge as one of the most memorable characters I've encountered in a long time."--Richard Russo, author of Everybody's Fool

"Transporting . . . draws us into Bulgarian history and character revelation like an elegant, mysterious labyrinth. Page-turning, evocative, and richly imagined."--Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian

"Quite extraordinary . . . Kostova is a natural storyteller. . . . She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Hypnotic . . . a thrill ride through history."--The Denver Post

"Part thriller, part history, part romance . . . Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell."--Baltimore Sun

"Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. . . . Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time."--Newsweek

Praise for The Swan Thieves

"Exquisite."--The Boston Globe

"Engrossing."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Stunning . . . A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both."--Associated Press