Hi everyone, well here I am trying to get back in the swing of things. The dog is still sick but I’m really praying he’s going to get better soon. In the meantime I have a great giveaway of 5 paperback copies of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group.
This would be a fantastic book for your book club to read. I have a copy of the book and have started it but not finished as of yet. I’ve enjoyed what I have read. What I like is that it is a chunkster of a book at 720 pages. I’ve always found that for a book club a chunkster is always good. There’s always plenty to talk about. My book club, The Page Turners, have definitely read a few chunksters in our time and I think they’re great because they give you more to sink your teeth into.
About the Book
Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family’s past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe – in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world.
“Never was a ghost story so casually erudite, nor a historical travelogue such gripping entertainment.” —New York Magazine
“Impossible to resist. . . . Kostova blends fact and fantasy to remind us that the original Dracula legend is rooted in monstrous acts of unblinking evil.” —Miami Herald
“A richly told story about family and the dark side of human nature. . . . This cry of the heart will appeal to readers beyond those who are drawn by a fascaination with the legend of Dracula.” —Chicago Tribune
“Genuinely terrifying.” —Boston Globe
“Nearly impossible to put down once you crack the spine. . . . It won’t take you long to get to the end.” —Houston Chronicle
You can listen to an excerpt here.
And be sure to check out the Reading Group Guide here which is a fantastic resource for your book club.
I have 5 copies of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova up for grabs courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave a comment with a way to contact you.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, let me know and I’ll pass on the extra entry to you as well.
- For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway.
The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I’ll draw for the winners on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Good luck everyone!