Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: THE SWAN THIEVES by Elizabeth Kostova

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
THE SWAN THIEVES
by Elizabeth Kostova.

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.


Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 11/3/2010
Price: $15.99/$17.99
ISBN: 9780316065795
Pages: 592
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Description (from the publisher):
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.


About the author (from the publisher):
Elizabeth Kostova graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress.  
RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, December 17, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

67 comments:

Teresa said...

Please count me in.

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Book Loving Mommy said...

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Anonymous said...

Very good post.

librarypat said...

Have seen this book mentioned in several blogs. It sounds like it will be an interesting exploration of a part of the art world and those who live in it. I have been looking forward to reading it.

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Taffy said...

I like the cover of this book. It says "read me!"


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sharon54220 said...

I would definitely like to be included in this giveaway. I've had this on my radar for quite awhile.

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Zibilee said...

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Ruthie said...

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Connie said...

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Janelle said...

Sounds like a compelling read!
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a real librarian said...

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Tore said...

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Orchid said...

I've been wanting to read another Elizabeth Kostova book since I first read The Historian by her, which completely blew me away. Thanks for the great contest. ^_^

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Jenna said...

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Melanie L said...

The Historian is one of my favorite books, so I would love to read another book by Elizabeth Kostova. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Carol M said...

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Steve Capell said...

The wife and I are artist and I love to read novels so I would very much like to read this one. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Bcteagirl said...

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