“The Shadow Land” by Elizabeth Kostova

4 stars

Things go awry from the start when Alexandra, a young American, arrives at the wrong hotel in Bulgaria, and then mistakenly grabs someone else’s bag that contains a wooden box of ashes. The suspenseful plot, and well-drawn characters (including a loveable dog) kept me turning the pages. I also now feel like I have traveled through the mountains and history of Bulgaria, a country that is far more beautiful and also uglier than I expected.

–Ellen G.
Call No.: FIC Koskova

Posted in Summer Reading 2017 Adult.