A profoundly moving and stunningly frank book about motherhood and loss from “the literary voice of a generation” (Elle) and celebrated author of The Year of Magical Thinking. “Supremely tender”—Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair
“The world’s greatest art critic on the world’s greatest city” (Guardian, UK). “Splendiferous” (NY Times). Enough said.
The national best seller and epic history of the ever-changing city at the center of the world is “impossible to put down” (New York Times Book Review).
“Magnificent…A panoptic narrative of its rulers and citizens, heroes and villains, harlots and saints.” —Wall Street Journal
“A masterwork…Four thousand years of history absolutely romped through.” —Evening Standard
“Montefiore is that rarest of things: a historian who writes great, weighty tomes that read like the best thrillers.” —Newsweek