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The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey

By: Serena Burdick

ISBN: 9780778333104

Publisher: Park Row

Publication Date: 11/01/2022

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 5 Stars ++ (ARC



What if you could write a new ending for yourself?

England, 1898. When Evelyn first married the famous novelist William Aubrey, she was dazzled by his brilliance. But their newlywed bliss is brief when William is gripped by writer’s block, and he becomes jealous of Evelyn’s writing talent. When he commits the ultimate betrayal—stealing a draft of her novel and passing it off as his own—Evelyn decides to write her way out of their unhappy marriage.

California, 2006. Abigail always wondered about her father, his identity forever lost when her mother unexpectedly died. Or so Abigail thought, until she stumbled upon his photo and a message that her great-great-grandmother was the author Evelyn Aubrey, leading Abigail on a journey to England in search for answers. There, she learns of Evelyn’s shocking disappearance and how London society believed she was murdered. But from what she uncovers about Evelyn, Abigail believes her brilliant great-great-grandmother had another plot up her sleeve.

Rich in atmosphere and emotion, The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey tells the story of literary secrets, a family curse and the lengths women will go to take charge of their future.

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“In The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey Serena Burdick deftly entwines the lives of two fascinating women, 100 years apart. Part coming of age, part literary mystery, part family saga, this gorgeously written and emotionally rich novel is filled with deeply compelling characters, beautiful prose, and a mystery that kept me turning the pages. A haunting meditation on what it means to be a woman and an artist and ultimately what it means to find your place in the world—I devoured this book.”

—Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of Beautiful Little Fools

The author charms with lyrical prose and a well-sketched cast of supporting characters. Readers will be hooked."—Publishers Weekly

"A cleverly-crafted and beautifully written multi-layered mystery of family secrets, jealousy, passion and revenge. Seductive, unsettling and thoroughly absorbing, I stepped into the pages of Evelyn Aubrey's world and didn't want to leave. Serena Burdick, take a bow. Marvellous.”

—Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Serena Burdick is the USA Today, Toronto Star and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of THE GIRLS WITH NO NAMES. She is the author of the novel THE STOLEN BOOK OF EVELY AUBREY (November, 2022) FIND ME IN HAVANA, and the 2017 International Book Award Winner for Historical Fiction for her novel GIRL IN THE AFTERNOON. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence, holds a Bachelors of Arts from Brooklyn College in English literature and an Associates of Arts from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in theater. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. WEBSITE