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Special Pub Day Edition: #1 NYT bestselling author of THE HISTORIAN, Elizabeth Kostova’s new book, THE SHADOW LAND now out in paperback about Bulgaria, horrific labor camps, the magic of music and so much more

By Leslie Lindsay  [original post 5.7.17] NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of THE HISTORIAN, Elizabeth Kostova takes us on a cultural wandering the troubled hills of Bulgaria seeking truth and peace in the mesmerizing THE SHADOW LAND.  Alexandra Boyd is a 26-year old American who is seeking for something: truth, peace, belonging. She finds a job teaching English in Sofia, Bulgaria, a country she knows little about, but was a ‘beautiful green country on a map her brother found fascinating.’ With Jack no longer living, Alexandra sets forth on her adventure, in part to finally put her brother to rest. Immediately, I was drawn into Alexandra’s story as she arrives jet-lagged and forlorn at a rustic hostel in the heart of Sofia. An encounter with a Bulgarian family, an accidental switch of bags, and a taxi propels the story into present-day action. Alexandra is left holding the bag, quite literally, of another man’s ashes. We continue along a jaunty journey meeting various Bulgarians, a monastery, and horrors of a century …