Books by Elizabeth Kostova

THE SHADOW LAND by Elizabeth Kostova
Released: April 11, 2017

"Kostova's passion and tragic sense of history, along with jewellike character studies, almost make up for the overplotting and repetitiveness as she drums her points home."
Searching for the owners of a mysterious urn that's fallen into her possession, a young American traveler takes a weeklong drive through Bulgaria guided by an enigmatic cabdriver in Kostova's (The Swan Thieves, 2010, etc.) exploration of the price paid for love and art to survive under a brutal political regime. Read full book review >
THE SWAN THIEVES by Elizabeth Kostova
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Neither Robert's decisions nor Marlow's make a lot of sense, but lush prose and abundant drama will render logic beside the point for most readers. "
Kostova follows up her blockbuster debut about the undead (The Historian, 2005) with a romance about a contemporary painter's obsession with an undiscovered 19th-century Impressionist. Read full book review >
THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova
Released: June 14, 2005

"Anne Rice, beware. There's a new Queen of the Night in town, and she's taking no prisoners."
An intricately plotted first novel, ten years in the making, lavishly reworks the Dracula legend. Read full book review >