Books The Third Hotel by Laura Van Den Berg Hardcover, 212 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Third HotelAuthorLaura Van Den Berg Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Attending a film festival with tickets purchased by her recently deceased husband, a grieving widow is shocked to discover her husband alive and must navigate an increasingly blurred line between reality and fantasy to uncover the truth. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Laura Van Den Berg The Isle of Youth Find Me Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Third Hotel Review Book Reviews 'The Third Hotel' Will Get Under Your Skin August 1, 2018 Laura Van Den Berg's new novel follows a woman who runs into her ostensibly-dead husband at a Cuban film festival. It operates in symbols and layers, leaving readers disoriented, but fascinated.