PageTurners Discuss "The Shadow Land"

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join PageTurners for a discussion of The Shadow Land by Elisabeth Kostova, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Historian. The author Elizabeth Kostova will join us via Skype for the discussion!

A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. So beings this novel that explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss.

Link to the podcast of the author's talk here at the Library in April 2017.

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