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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales

As someone who has long been interested in genealogy, I know first-hand how little information is available when researching someone who was relatively unknown. When I picked started reading this book, I couldn’t imagine the author could come up with … Continue reading

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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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The Venus Fixers by Ilaria Dagnini Brey

During World War II, one of the difficulties faced by the allied forces lay in the fact that priceless works of art and ancient architectural structures of cultural importance often became damaged or destroyed due to the fighting.  No country … Continue reading

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Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland is an American author who incorporates her passion for art into her novels.  With Lisette’s List, we are transported to Provence during World War II, where Lisette and her husband arrive from Paris in order to care for … Continue reading

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Blindspot by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore

A team effort, Blindspot is a tale of 18th century Boston written by history professors Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore.  It’s quality historical fiction, well-researched, with an entertaining story about a portrait painter, Stewart Jameson, and a young woman who … Continue reading

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The Gravity Of Birds by Tracy Guzman

In 1972, two families were renting cabins on a summer lake.  The Kessler sisters develop a relationship with young Thomas Bayber, a budding artist who captures their images and their hearts. Years later, Bayber is a famous artist who retired … Continue reading

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The Hare With The Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

This book reminded a little of the movie The Red Violin, in that it begins with a small collection of Japanese art pieces – netsuke – and the author relates the journey of this particular collection, from it’s acquisition by … Continue reading

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