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House of Gold
By (author): Natasha Solomons
9780735212985 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Historical / General Aug 20, 2019
$23.00 CAD
Active 5.42 x 8.19 x 0.96 in 464 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons

From the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford, an epic family saga about a headstrong Austrian heiress who will be forced to choose between the family she’s made and the family that made her at the outbreak of World War I.

The start of a marriage. The end of a dynasty.

It’s 1911 and Greta Goldbaum is forced to move from glittering Vienna to damp England to wed Albert, a distant cousin. The Goldbaum family are one of the wealthiest in the world, with palaces across Europe, but as Jews and perpetual outsiders they know that strength lies in family. At first defiant and lonely, slowly Greta softens toward Albert, and as the wild paths and untamed beauty of Greta’s new English garden begin to take shape, so too does their love begin to blossom. But World War I looms and even the influential Goldbaums cannot alter its course. For the first time in two hundred years, the family will find itself on opposing sides, and Greta will have to choose: the family she’s created, or the one she left behind.

Story Locale: Vienna, Austria; Paris, France; Hampshire, England; Switzerland; Ukraine; New York City; the Eastern Front of WWI

HARDCOVER EXCITEMENT: The hardcover package of House of Gold is gorgeous. It will publish on 10/23/2018, and we’ve received rave reviews from the trades. Natasha Solomons has a six-city tour, coverage in the New York Post, and more to come.

BESTSELLING PAPERBACK TRACK: Published by Plume, The House at Tyneford was a New York Times bestseller, hitting the print list at #17 and staying on the extended list for thirteen weeks, selling more than 187,000 copies. The author’s three previous novels were all published as trade paperback originals, so her readers will be ready to come to this format in a big way.

BREAKOUT POTENTIAL: House of Gold is Solomons’s biggest and most selling story yet, and will be her first publication in hardcover with Putnam. Rich with the themes her fans know and love—sweeping romance, family loyalty, and gorgeous English country manors—and with a perfect title, this publication will reconnect with the audience and format that made Tyneford such a huge bestseller.

INSPIRED BY TRUE HISTORY: The Goldbaums are based on the real-life Rothschilds, an international banking family that possessed the largest private fortune in the world during the 19th century. Two of the Goldbaum houses are based on stunning real-life estates.

A screenwriter and novelist, Natasha Solomons lives in Dorset, England, with her husband and two children. She is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, including The House at Tyneford and The Song of Hartgrove Hall.

Author Residence: Dorset, England

Author Hometown: England

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Author Social Media: facebook: natasha.solomons; instagram: natashasolomonsauthor; Twitter: @natashasolomons

“Sweeping…Filled with rich period detail, vivid characterization, and heartfelt emotion, this meticulously researched novel is highly recommended for fans of historical fiction.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Engrossing…In Solomons’s skillful hands, the plot winds around Europe and blossoms into a poignant portrait of characters stuck in an unavoidable paroxysm of global change.”—Publishers Weekly

“A sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, war, and duty. I will long remember the poetry of its evocative details and the striking complexity of its characters.”—Lauren Belfer, author of And After the Fire

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