This month one of my highly anticipated books came out, The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. The Swan Thieves is the second book by Ms. Kostova. I'm a huge fan of her first novel, The Historian. I feel in love with her writing, and descriptions in The Historian that I really can't wait to read The Swan Thieves.
From goodreads.com the description on The Swan Thieves is
Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe 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 renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this 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. Ranging 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.
Doesn't that sound sooo good?
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (January 12, 2010)