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Unstill Life by Gabrielle Selz

From Goodreads: “In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum … Continue reading

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Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel

In his earlier work, The Monuments Men, Edsel told of the bravery and skill of World War II military men assigned to protect and save Europe’s historical buildings and art treasures from injury and loss during the war.  It was such … Continue reading

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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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