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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 1925268632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Longlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction In the 1600s Sara de Vos loses her young daughter suddenly to illness. In her grief, she secretly begins painting a dark landscape of a girl watching a group of ice skaters from the edge of a wood. In 1950s New York, Martijn de Groot has At the Edge of a Wood hanging above his bed. Though it is a dark, peculiar painting, he holds it dear and when it is stolen, he is bereft. In Brooklyn, struggling art student Ellie Shipley accepts a commission to paint an intricate forgery of the painting, not realising that her decision will come to haunt her successful academic career. Gorgeously written, brilliantly conceived and executed, filled with tension and revelation, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is one of those rare books that stops time as you read it. This is a novel you will want to revisit for the sheer pleasure of watching a master at work.

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread Summaries
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 1683783298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith is a novel that describes the way two lives become intertwined through a mutual obsession with a seventeenth-century Dutch artist. In the year 1957, wealthy New Yorker Marty de Groot realizes that his beloved painting, the only known surviving oil-on-canvas by seventeenth-century Dutch artist Sara de Vos, has gone missing. In its place over his bed is a fake. Hoping to get his revenge, Marty goes after the suspected forger, whom he later learns is a pretty, 20-something graduate student named Ellie Shipley. Little does Marty know that their meeting will end up having a profound effect on both of their lives. During a charity event at his and his wife Rachel’s penthouse on the Upper East Side, thieves steal into Marty’s bedroom and take his de Vos, a 1636 painting titled At the Edge of a Wood… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Summary of the Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Summary of the Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book
Author : InstaRead Summaries Staff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 9781533678881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith | Includes Analysis Preview: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith is a novel that describes the way two lives become intertwined through a mutual obsession with a seventeenth-century Dutch artist. In the year 1957, wealthy New Yorker Marty de Groot realizes that his beloved painting, the only known surviving oil-on-canvas by seventeenth-century Dutch artist Sara de Vos, has gone missing. In its place over his bed is a fake. Hoping to get his revenge, Marty goes after the suspected forger, whom he later learns is a pretty, 20-something graduate student named Ellie Shipley. Little does Marty know that their meeting will end up having a profound effect on both of their lives. During a charity event at his and his wife Rachel's penthouse on the Upper East Side, thieves steal into Marty's bedroom and take his de Vos, a 1636 painting titled At the Edge of a Wood... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Summary of the Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith Conversation Starters

Summary of the Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith   Conversation Starters Book
Author : BookHabits
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-10-11
ISBN : 9781978208858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary of The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith | Conversation Starters The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is the latest book by award-winning Australian author Dominic Smith. Linking three lives, on three continents, over a period of three centuries, a rare Dutch painting from the 17th century is the centerpiece of this book is about art, love, regrets, and life lessons. The painting, called "At the Edge of a Wood," connects the three main characters, who are all facing choices and circumstances that put them on the edge of regret. This historical novel not only entertains but teaches the reader about art history and construction. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is a New York Times bestseller and Review Editors' Choice, and has been named an Amazon Editors' Top Pick. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups * Foster a deeper understanding of the book * Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately * Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Summary of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith Includes Analysis

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Author : Instaread Summaries
Publisher : Idreambooks
Release : 2016-06-06
ISBN : 9781683783237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bright and Distant Shores

Bright and Distant Shores Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-09-13
ISBN : 1439198888
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a sweeping historical novel set amid the skyscrapers of 1890s Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific. In the waning years of the nineteenth century there was a hunger for tribal artifacts, spawning collecting voyages from museums and collectors around the globe. In 1897, one such collector, a Chicago insurance magnate, sponsors an expedition into the South Seas to commemorate the completion of his company's new skyscraper--the world's tallest building. The ship is to bring back an array of Melanesian weaponry and handicrafts, but also several natives related by blood. Caught up in this scheme are two orphans—Owen Graves, an itinerant trader from Chicago's South Side who has recently proposed to the girl he must leave behind, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in the New Hebrides who longs to be reunited with his sister. At the cusp of the twentieth century, the expedition forces a collision course between the tribal and the civilized, between two young men plagued by their respective and haunting pasts. An epic and ambitious story that brings to mind E. L. Doctorow, with echoes of Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, Bright and Distant Shores is a wondrous achievement by a writer known for creating compelling fiction from the fabric of history.

The Beautiful Miscellaneous

The Beautiful Miscellaneous Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-06-05
ISBN : 1416558993
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a dazzling new novel explores the fault lines that can cause a family to drift apart and the unexpected events that can pull them back together. Nathan Nelson is the average son of a genius. His father, a physicist of small renown, has prodded him toward greatness from an early age—enrolling him in whiz kid summer camps, taking him to the icy tundra of Canada to track a solar eclipse, and teaching him college algebra. But despite Samuel Nelson's efforts, Nathan remains ordinary. Then, in the summer of 1987, everything changes. While visiting his small-town grandfather in Michigan, Nathan is involved in a terrible accident. After a brief clinical death -- which he later recalls as a lackluster affair lasting less than the length of a Top 40 pop song—he falls into a coma. When he awakens, Nathan finds that everyday life is radically different. His perceptions of sight, sound, and memory have been irrevocably changed. The doctors and his parents fear permanent brain damage. But the truth of his condition is more unexpected and leads to a renewed chance for Nathan to find his place in the world. Thinking that his son's altered brain is worthy of serious inquiry, Samuel arranges for Nathan to attend the Brook-Mills Institute, a Midwestern research center where savants, prodigies, and neurological misfits are studied and their specialties applied. Immersed in this strange atmosphere -- where an autistic boy can tell you what day Christmas falls on in 3026 but can't tie his shoelaces, where a medical intuitive can diagnose cancer during a long-distance phone call with a patient—Nathan begins to unravel the mysteries of his new mind, and finally make peace with the crushing weight of his father's expectations.

The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-01-09
ISBN : 9781416551904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos reimagines the life of Louis Daguerre, the inventor of photography, who becomes convinced that the world is going to end when his mind unravels due to mercury poisoning. He is determined to reconnect with the only woman he has ever loved before the End comes. Louis Daguerre's story is set against the backdrop of a Paris prone to bohemian excess and social unrest. Poets and dandies debate art and style in the cafes while students and rebels fill the garrets with revolutionary talk and gun smoke. It is here, amid this strange and beguiling setting, that Louis Daguerre sets off to capture his doomsday subjects. Louis enlists the help of the womanizing poet Charles Baudelaire, known to the salon set as the "Prince of Clouds" and a jaded but beautiful prostitute named Pigeon. Together they scour the Paris underworld for images worthy of Daguerre's list. But Louis is also confronted by a chance to reunite with the only woman he's ever loved. Half a lifetime ago, Isobel Le Fournier kissed Louis Daguerre in a wine cave outside of Orleans. The result was a proposal, a rejection, and a misunderstanding that outlasted three kings and an emperor. Now, in the countdown to his apocalypse, Louis wants to understand why he has carried the memory of that kiss for so long.

The Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN : 0374719691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and love. For more than thirty years, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging for mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments in desperate need of restoration, as well as Claude’s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him. The Electric Hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

The Last Draft

The Last Draft Book
Author : Sandra Scofield
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-12-05
ISBN : 152470508X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive handbook for the novelist who is ready to revise This wise and friendly guide shows writers how to turn first-draft manuscripts into the novels of their dreams. A critic, longtime teacher, and award-winning novelist, Sandra Scofield illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again, stronger and deeper. Scofield builds her explanations around helpful concepts like narrative structure, character agency, and core scenes, using models from classic and contemporary writers. The detailed, step-by-step plan laid out in The Last Draft offers invaluable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike. In Scofield, they will find a seasoned, encouraging mentor to steer them through this emotional and intellectual journey.

Fake It

Fake It Book
Author : Mark Osteen
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2021-08-13
ISBN : 081394628X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In doing so he illuminates the process of artistic creation, which emerges as collaborative and imitative rather than individual and inspired, revealing that authorship is, to some degree, always forged.

The Beautiful Miscellaneous

The Beautiful Miscellaneous Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-07-26
ISBN : 9781760296360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By the author of the enduring bestseller and Indie Prize winning The Last Painting of Sara de Vos.

The Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN : 9781760878634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse.

The Bird and the Elephant

The Bird and the Elephant Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-08-18
ISBN : 1784629553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Bird and The Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that’s right, you guessed it!) an elephant. Join their journey as they step through the jungle talking their way through ten philosophical subjects.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition Book
Author : Neal Wyatt,Joyce G. Saricks
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2019-07-03
ISBN : 083891781X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Females in the Frame

Females in the Frame Book
Author : Penelope Jackson
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-07-29
ISBN : 3030207668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the untold history of women, art, and crime. It has long been widely accepted that women have not played an active role in the art crime world, or if they have, it has been the part of the victim or peacemaker. Women, Art, and Crime overturns this understanding, as it investigates the female criminals who have destroyed, vandalised, stolen, and forged art, as well as those who have conned clients and committed white-collar crimes in their professional occupations in museums, libraries, and galleries. Whether prompted by a desire for revenge, for money, the instinct to protect a loved one, or simply as an act of quality control, this book delves into the various motivations and circumstances of women art criminals from a wide range of countries, including the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Romania, Germany, and France. Through a consideration of how we have come to perceive art crime and the gendered language associated with its documentation, this pioneering study questions why women have been left out of the discourse to date and how, by looking specifically at women, we can gain a more complete picture of art crime history.

The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love Book
Author : Heather Rose
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-11-27
ISBN : 1474611656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'One of my stand-out Australian reads from 2016 . . . A glorious novel, meditative and special' Hannah Kent, author of BURIAL RITES Arky Levin, a film composer in New York, has promised his wife that he will not visit her in hospital, where she is suffering in the final stages of a terminal illness. She wants to spare him a burden that would curtail his creativity, but the promise is tearing him apart. One day he finds his way to MOMA and sees Mariana Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.

Prairie Fever

Prairie Fever Book
Author : Michael Parker
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2019-05-21
ISBN : 1616209453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Michael Parker has captured a time, place, and sisterhood so perfectly it hurts to turn the last page. A riveting, atmospheric dream of a novel.” --Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Winner of the 2020 Thomas Wolfe Prize Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction The Stewart sisters, pragmatic Lorena and chimerical Elise, are bound together not only by their isolation on the prairie of early 1900s Oklahoma, but also by their deep emotional reliance on each other. They’re all they’ve got . . . until Gus McQueen arrives in Lone Wolf. An inexperienced first-time teacher, Gus is challenged by the sisters’ wit and ingenuity. Then one impulsive decision and a cataclysmic blizzard trap Elise and her horse on the prairie—and the balance of everything is forever changed. With honesty, poetic intensity, and the deadpan humor of Paulette Jiles and Charles Portis, this novel tells the story of characters tested as much by life on the prairie as they are by their own churning hearts.

The Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2019-08-01
ISBN : 1760870633
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a radiant new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse. The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey - America's first movie town - and the battlefields of Belgium during World War I. A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man's doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder. For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days taking photographs of Sunset Boulevard. But when a film-history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel - the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose - the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude's memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him. The Electric Hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of movie-making, a luminous romance and a whirlwind trip through the heady, endlessly inventive days of early cinema.

Bright and Distant Shores

Bright and Distant Shores Book
Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781742374161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chicago First Equitable is to construct the world's tallest building and its president, Hale Gray, hits upon a way to make it an enduring landmark: to establish on the roof an exhibition of real-life 'savages'. Caught up in this scheme are two orphans: Owen Graves, from Chicago's South Side, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in Melanesia.