Search Results: "Susan Vreeland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Exalted subject, above-average historical fiction."
After her brilliant Girl in Hyacinth Blue (1999), Vreeland shows a deep knowledge of art once more but also veers toward message and melodrama. Read full book review >

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LISETTE'S LIST by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Merveilleux. Vreeland's passionate writing is as good as a private showing at the Louvre.
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Une jolie Parisienne in Provence during the turbulent World War II years comes to understand love and great art to the core of her being. Read full book review >

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THE FOREST LOVER by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2004

"A sensitive, sober account of an interesting woman and her times, narrated with respect for the factual record and a minimum of heavy breathing."
Fictionalized biography of painter Emily Carr by bestselling Vreeland (Girl in Hyacinth Blue, 1999; The Passion of Artemisia, 2002). Read full book review >

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GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Extraordinarily skilled historical fiction: deft, perceptive, full of learning, deeply moving."
Vreeland's wonderful second outing (What Love Sees, 1996, not seen) is a novel made of stories, each delving farther into the provenance of a Vermeer painting, and each capturing a moment of life, much as the great painter did himself. Read full book review >

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CLARA AND MR. TIFFANY by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A novel that reads like a labor of love. Unfortunately, the labor is as evident as the love."
In her sixth work of fiction about the inter-penetration of life and art, Vreeland (Luncheon of the Boating Party, 2007, etc.) celebrates the putative designer of Tiffany's leaded-glass lampshades. Read full book review >

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LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Vreeland's love for Renoir is made palpable in this brilliant reconstruction. "
In her fourth art-related historical, Vreeland (Girl in Hyacinth Blue, 1999, etc.) provides an in-depth look at one of Renoir's most famous paintings (its name is her novel's title). Read full book review >

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LIFE STUDIES by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Stimulating and enriching."
Seventeen stories by Vreeland, known for her delicate fictional investigations of painters' lives (The Forest Lover, 2004, etc.), explore the interpenetration of existence and art. Read full book review >

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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >