Morning Book Group
Wednesday February 20, 2013
View I am Madame X
in our catalog
Join us every third Wednesday of the month from September to June for a discussion led by a library staff member. This year's theme is the world of artists in fictional novels.
This month's title: I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto
You can pick up a copy of this book at the circulation desk.
"The life of Virginie Gautreau, the notorious beauty of Madame X, John Singer Sargent's most famous and scandalous portrait, provides inspiration for this absorbing and intriguing novel. Madame X caused an immediate furor when Sargent unveiled it at the 1884 Paris Salon. The subject's bold pose, provocative dress, and decadent pallor shocked the public, and the critics panned the picture, smashing Sargent's dream of a Paris career. In this remarkable novel, Gioia Diliberto tells Virginie's story, drawing on the sketchy facts of Virginie's life to re-create her tempestuous personality and the captivating milieu of nineteenth-century Paris."
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For more information, call Karen Perkins at 508-647-6520 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Study Room 1A
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