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Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
by Harriet Scott Chessman

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Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman Overview

This richly imagined fiction entices us into the world of Mary Cassatt’s early Impressionist paintings. The story is told by Mary’s sister Lydia, as she poses for five of her sister’s most unusual paintings, which are reproduced in, and form the focal point of each chapter. Ill with Bright’s disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia contemplates her world with This richly imagined fiction entices us into the world of Mary Cassatt’s early Impressionist paintings. The story is told by Mary’s sister Lydia, as she poses for five of her sister’s most unusual paintings, which are reproduced in, and form the focal point of each chapter. Ill with Bright’s disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia contemplates her world with courageous openness, and asks important questions about love and art’s capacity to remember. Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper has been translated into six languages. It has been published in Australia/New Zealand, France, Greece, Italy, Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. A Russian translation is forthcoming.

Harriet Scott Chessman

About Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper Description

Harriet Scott Chessman is happy to announce the upcoming publication of her newest novel, The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas (March 2017, Outpost 19), about Degas' five-month sojourn with his American cousins in New Orleans. Chessman's acclaimed novels include The Beauty of Ordinary Things, Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, Someone Not Really Her Mother, and Ohio Angels. Her fiction has bee

Data Book Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

Original Title Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper ISBN 0452283507 (ISBN13: 9780452283503 ) Edition Language English URL http://www.harrietchessman.com setting Paris (France) (20)