Alyson Richman is the author of: The Mask Carver’s Son, The Rhythm of Memory (formerly published as Swedish Tango), The Last Van Gogh and The Lost Wife. Her books have received both national and international critical acclaim and have been translated into fifteen languages. The Last Van Gogh was nominated as a Book Sense Notable Pick in 2006 and The Lost Wife was nominated as one of the best books of 2012 by the Jewish Journal of Books. A graduate of Wellesley College and a former Thomas J. Watson Fellow, she currently lives with her husband and children in Long Island, New York. Her next novel The Garden of Letters about a messenger for the Italian Resistance who sends coded messages through her music will be published by Berkley/Penguin in October 2014.