Ayelet Waldman (Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits) takes a bit of a departure from contemporary fiction with her new historical novel, Love & Treasure.

The story unfolds in three separate sections, each centered on the larger story of the Hungarian Gold Train during World War II. Readers follow three different men through three different time periods: Jack, a young Jewish-American captain in the war; Amitai, an Israeli-born art dealer in the current day who deals with repatriated items; and Dr. Zobel, a pioneering psychiatrist at the turn of the 20th century in Budapest.

An intricate gemstone peacock pendant holds the key to the novel's decades-spanning mystery, but the male narrators and Waldman's unique female characters (Jack's love Ilona, his daughter Natalie and the suffragette Gizella) truly make this novel shine.

Watch the captivating trailer for Love & Treasure below:

What do you think, readers? Are you interested in this new historical novel?

ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Read our web-exclusive Q&A with Waldman for more on Love & Treasure!

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