Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova – A From Left to Write Book Club

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Do you have to give up your passion to be a parent? What happens when your passion becomes an obsession? Or drives you crazy? Read the stories the From Left to Write bloggers are sharing today, inspired by the book Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.

About the book:

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.


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  1. January 12, 2011