Monday, November 8, 2010

Giveaway: The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Thanks to Valerie from Hachette I am able to give away up to 3 copies of this book!  This book would make a great selection for your book group and there are even some discussion questions to help get your discussion started.   Here is a summary of The Swan Thieves from the Hachette website:

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.

If you are a lover of art I really think you will appreciate the artistic content of this novel.  I reviewed the audioversion of this book and you can still read my review here.

I will be giving away one book for every 10 entries with a maximum of three books to give away.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household, which means if you win the same title on another blog you will receive only one copy of the title.

To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes please.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as myemail.address AT gmail DOT com or myemail.address [at] gmail [dot] com.

You will have until November 26th to enter and I will draw for winners on or after November 27th.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I would love to introduce this to my book club!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I love anything to do with art. As a matter of fact art is in my blog address.

Thanks for the wonderful prize.

Michael - email: mculi(at)

I will advertise in my sidebar.

Donna said...

This sounds like a good one. Please enter me in the contest


Unknown said...

I have been looking forward to reading this. Thanks!
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Lisa said...

Oooooo.. I have ALWAYS wanted to read this book! Thank you SO MUCH for hosting this giveaway!

I have posted about it in my sidebar!

Rob said...

I love art too and belong to a book club. Please enter my name for a chance to win. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

I would love to read The Swan Thieves :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Michele said...

I just read The Historian and really liked it...I'm hoping The Swan Thieves is just as good! Thanks for offering the giveaway, Jo Jo!


Anonymous said...

I would really love to read this book.
Would you consider a Tweet as another entry?

I tweeted, I figure it doesn't hurt to try.

My Twitter name is Carolee888 See the above for a giveaway of 'The Swan Thieves'


Angela said...

looks interesting!

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Anonymous said...

Leda and the Swan reference, anyone??

Anyway, I'd like to read this!

mommafreebies at hotmail dot com

karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the opportunity :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Ruthie said...

This sounds like something I would really enjoy reading. Please enter me, thanks.

Historical Fiction Notebook said...

Hi -

I would love to read "The Swan Thieves." I live in DC and visit the National Gallery often - would love to read a book that opens up in a seeting I'm so familar with!

+1 entry -
I've posted a link to your giveaway on my blog:


katherinegypson AT gmail DOT com

Julie said...

I would love a chance to read this one! It's been on my wishlist for a while, as Kostova's writing has been described as wonderful and fluid. I also like historical fiction; I always end up Googling and learning a lot of things I didn't know before! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Anonymous said...

Count me in!
stacybooks at yahoo

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Julie P said...

Would love the chance to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

bunnymom1970 at aol dot com