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The Resource The shadow land : a novel, Elizabeth Kostova

The shadow land : a novel, Elizabeth Kostova

Label
The shadow land : a novel
Title
The shadow land
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Kostova
Title variation
Shadowland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. 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. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it 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"--
Summary
Twentysomething Alexandra heads to Bulgaria to teach English and attempt to escape the pain of losing a family member. She ends up searching for a family when she realizes she accidentally kept one of their bags after helping them on her first day in the country. With the help of Bobby, a Bulgarian taxi driver, and many other entrancing characters, the search takes her all over Bulgaria and even back in time as she learns more about the family she is trying to find. Beautifully written and completely enthralling. -- Caitlin Loving for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552603
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The shadow land : a novel, Elizabeth Kostova
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
478 pages
Isbn
9780345527868
Lccn
2016036489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-upg 20170411-078-S
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn955007467
  • (OCoLC)955007467
  • 458865
Label
The shadow land : a novel, Elizabeth Kostova
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
478 pages
Isbn
9780345527868
Lccn
2016036489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-upg 20170411-078-S
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn955007467
  • (OCoLC)955007467
  • 458865

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