The Painted Girls: A Novel

April 15, 2014|
The Painted Girls: A Novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan
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Summer of Canadian Reading 2019

A #1 National Bestseller and a New York Times Bestseller

A gripping novel inspired by the real-life model for Edgar Degas’s sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

Paris, 1878. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters’ lives are upended. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant wage she is trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work—and the love of a dangerous man—as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola’s masterpiece L’Assommoir.

Marie is soon modelling in the studio of Edgar Degas, who will immortalize her image forever. Antoinette, meanwhile, must make the choice between a life of honest labour and the more profitable avenues open to a willing young woman—that is, unless her perilous love derails her completely.

The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of civilized society.


Cathy Marie Buchanan’sThe Painted Girlsis a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, aNew York Timesbestseller, and has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention—everything from selection as aPeople Magazinepick to inclusion inEntertainment Weekly’s“Must List” to being named a best book of 20...
Title:The Painted Girls: A Novel
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.94 in
Published:April 15, 2014
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443412353

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