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Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper: A Novel | Harriet Scott Chessman
4 posts | 3 read | 4 to read
The life of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is skillfully fictionalized in this powerful novel about art and passion, narrated by the artist's sister, Lydia.
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LeslieO
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These have been on my #TBR for awhile. Might be time for a little Mary Cassatt project.

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shawnmooney
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A used book I bought because of the cover, title, and how lovely it felt in my hands.

Lakesidemusing All good reasons for a purchase!👍 3y
Megabooks It looks gorgeous to me! 3y
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ReadThisBookYall
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Pickpick

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

Suet624 Oh mine too! 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Panpan

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.