The Shadow Land

Version: Unabridged
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Narrator: Fred Berman , Barrie Kreinik
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Literature
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: April 2017
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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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 political oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger.
Elizabeth 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.
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Reviews (1)

I Want More!

Written by Laura Brooks from Louisa, VA on August 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I happened upon Elizabeth Kostova's, The Historian, a few years back and just fell in love with her writing and each book since. The storylines are better with each novel. I do not want the books to end, I become involved in the plot, the characters, the setting, I feel like I'm a part of the story line. I want more Elizabeth Kostova! The Shadow Land is an amazing novel.

Author Details

Author Details

Kostova, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kostova graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for Novel-in-Progress for The Historian.