"Her constant references to her heart (it knows what her lips will not speak, pounds in disappointment, lifts like a kite on the wind, words are torn from it, she keeps deep secrets in it, closets an old beau there, etc.) become grating, especially given the book's stately pace. (Fiction. 10-12)"
SappÇy gracefully blends fact and fiction in her chronicle of Vinnie Ream, the first sculptress to win a government commission and the creator of the statue of Abraham Lincoln that graces the Capitol building.
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