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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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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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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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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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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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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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

SPECTACULAR SPOTS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Despite a blotch or two, a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
In this companion to the animal gallery in Stripes of All Types (2013), Stockdale focuses her spotlight.Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING THE TRACTOR by Susan Steggall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful book that will stand up to repeated readings on a lap or in a group setting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Over the course of a year, all manner of birds and animals follow a farmer as he works the fields with his tractor. Read full book review >

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PICTURE DAY by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Not quite as easy a read as similarly formatted Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner (2013), this will nonetheless appeal to emergent female readers wishing to look especially accomplished to their peers—and who doesn't enjoy that feeling? (Fiction. 5-7)"
Shaped like an early chapter book rather than an easy reader, this effort, one of a new series called Branches, introduces super-duper Missy and her encounter with school picture day. Read full book review >

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DAY BY DAY by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A luminous celebration of family, food and home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family. Read full book review >