These have been on my #TBR for awhile. Might be time for a little Mary Cassatt project.
A used book I bought because of the cover, title, and how lovely it felt in my hands.
Day 8 #SeasonsReadings2016 #artrelatedbooks I'm a day late, but I had to post because I love books that tell a story about art! Started with Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring, then Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth Blue, but had to choose this one because Mary Cassatt is my favorite artist of all time! @RealLifeReading
That this was a novella meant it was over soon thankfully. "Novel" is a lie. If it had been, maybe it'd have been better developed. Being a work of historical fiction (told from the POV of artist Mary Cassatt's dying sister Lydia), the author relies on name-dropping instead of filling out the story. I puzzled over their fixation on May Alcott, Louisa May Alcott's sis, also dying/dead. Google her. Maybe May Alcott was the author's true obsession.