The School of Mirrors

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William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 7.95 X 1.02 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Eva Stachniak was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She moved to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and humanities. She is the author of the acclaimed debut Necessary Lies, of Garden of Venus and of the bestselling first novel in her Catherine the Great series, The Winter Palace. She lives in Toronto, where she is at work on her next novel.

"A thrilling point of view . . . Readers are treated to a firsthand account of the young princess's slow ascent to the throne, a path deliciously strewn with discarded lovers and sanguine court intrigues."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune on The Winter Palace
"[A] brilliant, bold historical novel . . . This superb biographical epic proves the Tudors don't have a monopoly on marital scandal, royal intrigue, or feminine triumph."--Booklist (starred review) on The Winter Palace
"At the same time baroque and intimate, worldly and domestic, wildly strange and soulfully familiar, The Winter Palace offers a flickering glimpse of history through the gauze of deft entertainment."--Washington Post
"A riveting epic, keenly observed and shining with lush historical detail. You'll never forget this journey."--Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of Three Hours in Paris
Boldly sweeps the reader to 18th century France. Exquisitely realized, Stachniak's women--courtesans, midwives and revolutionary citizens--mirror a country's anguish as they bear royal betrayal and heartbreaking secrets. Haunting, illuminating.
--Beth Powning, bestselling author of The Sister's Tale
"A sweeping tale of tumult and tragedy set against the backdrop of revolutionary France -- intricate, absorbing, and impeccably depicted, The School of Mirrors will linger in your imagination long after you turn the last page."--Ann Mah, bestselling author of The Lost Vintage and Jacqueline in Paris
With beautiful prose, Eva Stachniak brings to life the lush detail of Versailles, weaving together the stories of women who dare to step out against their fate against the backdrop of the French Revolution. I was captivated by this book.--Shipli Somaya Gowda, author of The Shape of Family