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ABC/Penguin Books and De Boekerij are proud to present: Deborah Harkness.
Deborah Harkness is in the Netherlands to promote the highly anticipated finale in the #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy: The Book of Life or Het Boek van Leven. Deborah will be reading from and talk about The Book of Life, answer questions and sign your book.
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About the book: After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close. The Dutch translation: Het Boek van Leven will also be sold at the event and the store in Amsterdam.
About Deborah Harkness: For twenty-eight years Deborah Harkness has been a student and scholar of history, concentrating upon the use of magic and science during the European era, 1500 to 1700. She holds several academic degrees. Currently, she teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
In 2006, she took up her keyboard and entered the world of blogging and Twitter. Her wine blog, Good Wine Under $20, is an online record of her search for the best, most affordable wines.
Her career in fiction began in September 2008 when she began to wonder “if there really are vampires, what do they do for a living?” A Discovery of Witches is her remarkable answer to that question. In February 2011 the novel was released in the United States and the United Kingdom. Soon after, thirty additional editions and translations appeared around the globe.
Deborah grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and has lived in western Massachusetts, the Chicago area, Northern California, upstate New York, and Southern California. She counts herself “at home” east, west, and Midwest, as well as having been a resident of the United Kingdom in Oxford and London.
” . . . romantic, erudite, and suspenseful. . . . Harkness attends to every scholarly and emotional detail with whimsy, sensuality, and humor.” Celia McGee, O, The Oprah Magazine, February 2011
“a great spell, the one that can enchant a reader . . . is cast.” (Entertainment Weekly)