The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

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The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

by Sena Jeter Naslund

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 5, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund explores the lives of successful creative women-their devotion to work and family; their fears; their loves-in an enthralling novel that resonates across time and place

It''s midnight on St. James Court, in which stands a fountain sculpture of Venus rising from the sea. Kathryn Callaghan has just finished a draft of her novel about renowned painter Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution. Kathryn remains haunted by Élisabeth''s experiences-revealed here in a novel-within-a-novel, interleaved with the chronicle of one day in Kathryn''s life. Despite being separated by time, place, and culture, Kathryn and Élisabeth possess similar gifts and burdens. And before another midnight arrives, Kathryn will confront personal danger as frightening as that which Élisabeth faced during the Reign of Terror. Each woman will be called upon and tested; each will, like Venus, rise triumphantly above the expectations of her world.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.12 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: May 5, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061579505

ISBN - 13: 9780061579509

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The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

by Sena Jeter Naslund

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.12 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: May 5, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061579505

ISBN - 13: 9780061579509

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New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund explores the lives of successful creative women-their devotion to work and family; their fears; their loves-in an enthralling novel that resonates across time and place

It''s midnight on St. James Court, in which stands a fountain sculpture of Venus rising from the sea. Kathryn Callaghan has just finished a draft of her novel about renowned painter Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution. Kathryn remains haunted by Élisabeth''s experiences-revealed here in a novel-within-a-novel, interleaved with the chronicle of one day in Kathryn''s life. Despite being separated by time, place, and culture, Kathryn and Élisabeth possess similar gifts and burdens. And before another midnight arrives, Kathryn will confront personal danger as frightening as that which Élisabeth faced during the Reign of Terror. Each woman will be called upon and tested; each will, like Venus, rise triumphantly above the expectations of her world.

About the Author

Sena Jeter Naslund was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1942. She received a Bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, where she received the B.B. Comer Medal in English, and a Master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught at the University of Louisville, the University of Montana, Indiana University (Bloomington), Vermont College, and the University of Montevallo. She has written several books including The Disobedience of Water, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, and Adam and Eve. She has won numerous awards including the Harper Lee Award, the Hall-Waters Southern Prize, the Southeastern Library Association Award, and the Alabama Library Association Award.

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"[A] lively and pointed variation on James Joyce''s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.this is an incisive and keenly pleasurable novel about women artists overcoming adversity to create "joyful work" that celebrates life''s beauty and wonder." (Booklist on THE FOUNTAIN OF ST JAMES COURT)
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