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.
The generous people at Hachette Audio are offering an audiobook of The Swan Thieves to THREE readers of She is Too Fond of Books! Thank you, Hachette!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below, telling me the name of one of your favorite artists (or a favorite painting). Giveaway is open to US/Canada residents only; no P. O. Boxes. This post will be open for entries until midnight EST on Friday, January 29. I’ll post the winners’ names here on January 30; they’ll have until midnight on February 2 to contact me with shipping information, at which time I’ll draw “runners-up” if necessary.
Good luck, and have fun with this! I’m partial to Matisse’s Interior at Nice and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
Thanks to Hachette Audio for sponsoring a giveaway of Elizabeth Kostova’s The Swan Thieves!
The winners, drawn randomly, are:
#1 – The Kool-Aid Mom – I’ve always loved Bosch. His weird and demented paintings have hidden little gems withing their images, making looking at them like a “Where’s Waldo?” in Hell.My favorite pictures, though, are the ones done by my mom and dad. They may not sell for much in an auction, but they’re priceless to me.
#2 – Amanda West – My favorite artist is Vermeer. I love the way his paintings are realistic and full of color.
#34 – ikkinlala – One of my favourite artists is Emily Carr.
Please contact me by midnight EST on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 with your mailing address, which I’ll forward to the publisher. Remember, US/Canada addresses only, no P.O. Boxes.
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