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Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times bestselling "word artist" (Los Angeles Daily News), paints a passionate portrait of how pursuing a single moment of beauty may become a lifetime of love in Sullivan's Woman.
Despite possessing a look envied and desired by everyone she meets, Cassidy St. John's modeling career has stalled. So when famous painter Colin Sullivan wants her as the model for what he believes will be his visionary
9) The flames
13) Orchard: a novel
Everyman's library volume no. 1863
Gothic horror fans and historical fiction lovers alike will fall in love with Trilby, an 1894 novel by George du Maurier. One of the most popular fictional works of its era, the novel follows a group of three artists living in the French countryside who encounter a mysterious and mesmerizing character named Svengali. A chilling read that will satisfy even the most sophisticated horror fan.
16) The last nude
The true story of the New York society couple portrayed in the John Singer Sargent painting—an architect and an heiress who became passionate reformers.
Contemporaries of the Astors and Vanderbilts, they grew up together along the shores of bucolic Staten Island, linked by privilege—her grandparents built the world's fastest clipper ship, while his family owned most of Murray Hill. Theirs was a world filled with
lll with Bright's disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia Cassatt contemplates her world with courage, openness, and passion. As she addresses and comes to accept her own position as her sister's model, she asks stirring questions about love and art's capacity to remember.
20) Holy skirts
No one in 1917 New York had ever encountered a woman like the Bar-oness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven — poet, artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and unrepentant troublemaker. When she wasn't stalking the streets of Greenwich Village wearing a brassiere made from tomato cans, she was enthusiastically declaiming her poems to sailors in beer halls or posing nude for Man Ray or Marcel Duchamp. In an era of brutal war,...
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