For my upcoming novel, The Fortune Teller, I’ve compiled a list of books, documentaries, films and other materials that helped with my research.
The Fortune Teller is a mystery and a romance and it time-travels but in a much different way than my first novel, The Memory Painter, which delved into reincarnation and the secret of the Great Pyramid. The Fortune Teller explores the power of intuition, predicting the future and protecting the past. The story spans about two thousand years of history and races across Europe with our heroine, Semele Cavnow, an ancient manuscripts appraiser, as she unravels the mystery behind the world’s first tarot deck.
Here is a link to The Fortune Teller’s Selected Bibliography Page. I’ve organized everything into categories: The Tarot, The Science, Antiquities, and The Lifetimes. If you click on each image it will take you to Goodreads or IMDB or YouTube or to an official website where you can learn more about each one.
I’ll be posting more news as we approach The Fortune Teller‘s launch on June 6, 2017. And I’m excited to share that the book is now available for pre-order online and at bookstores if you’d like to reserve a copy. I look forward to you reading it!
The Fortune Teller is having a publisher’s Goodreads Giveaway this week, from 2/14 to 2/21!
10 Advance Reader Copies available.
Click here to enter on Goodreads
My first book news for 2017!
I’m incredibly excited to share the final cover for The Fortune Teller.
Designed by LeeAnn Falciani
I cannot wait to hold the book in hand in June (about 5 months and 3 days away, but who’s counting… ;)) Many thanks to my team at Picador.
I’m thrilled to be able to share with you the cover for my next novel!
The Fortune Teller will be coming out 6/6/17 with Picador.
Here is the description that will be on the back of the book:
A SWEEPING AND SUSPENSEFUL TALE OF ROMANCE, FATE, AND FORTUNE…
Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, specializing in deciphering ancient texts. And when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.
The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semele’s life. But what happened to the cards? As the mystery of her connection to the manuscript deepens, Semele can’t shake the feeling that she’s being followed. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Brossard. Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there’s more to Semele’s desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Can Semele even trust him?
The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere—someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Brossard manuscript is tied to her. Semele realizes it’s up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.
Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and IndieBound. Visit Macmillan’s book page for more retailer updates.