Lisette s List

Lisette s List Author Susan Vreeland
ISBN-10 9780812996852
Year 2014-08-26
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France—to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal’s advice to “Do the important things first,” Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal’s paintings to keep them from the Nazis’ reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “Vreeland’s love of painters and painting, her meticulous research and pitch-perfect descriptive talents . . . are abundantly evident in her new novel.”—The Washington Post “This historical novel’s . . . great strength is its lovingly detailed setting. . . . Readers will enjoy lingering in the sun-dappled, fruit-scented Provençal landscape that Vreeland brings to life.”—The Boston Globe “A pleasurable opportunity to learn something about art, history . . . and to enjoy a plucky heroine who grows in ways she never thought possible.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Mesmerizing . . . Vreeland’s passionate writing is as good as a private showing at the Louvre.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An entrancing novel of joy and heartache . . . Vreeland provides the reader with a broad spectrum of emotions.”—The Free Lance-Star From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Forest Lover

The Forest Lover Author Susan Vreeland
ISBN-10 0143034308
Year 2004
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Presents a fictional portrait of pioneering artist Emily Carr, whose independence, boldly original artwork, and unconventional approach to life overcame Victorian restrictions to blaze a new path for twentieth-century women artists.

Lisette s Paris Notebook

Lisette s Paris Notebook Author Catherine Bateson
ISBN-10 9781952535819
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Allen & Unwin
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What do you wear to Paris? Ami and I discussed it for hours but I still couldn't think of anything suitable. Ami said a trench coat with nothing underneath but your best underwear. That was only if some boy was meeting you at the airport, I said. Eighteen-year-old Lisette has just arrived in Paris (France!) - the city of haute couture and all things stylish - to practise her French and see great works of art. Her clairvoyant landlady Madame Christophe forces her to attend language lessons with a bunch of international students but soon Lise discovers she's more interested in studying boys than art or verbs... When the undeniably hot Anders jogs into her life it feels too good to be true. Things get even more complicated when she is pursued by Hugo, a charming English antiques dealer. Can she take a chance and follow her own dreams? How far into the future can Madame Christophe see? And could Lise really be falling in love - in Paris?

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Girl in Hyacinth Blue Author Susan Vreeland
ISBN-10 9780755395231
Year 2012-11-08
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Susan Vreeland's GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE was shortlisted for the ABA Best Novel of the Year award, and is a hugely absorbing fictional portrait of Vermeer's daughter sure to appeal to any reader of THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING by Tracy Chevalier. 'Subtle and atmospheric...an impressive debut' Publishers Weekly Here is the story of an imaginary painting by Vermeer, and the aspirations and longings of those whose lives it illuminates, and darkens. From a proud father regretting his lost love to a compromised French noblewoman, from a hanged girl to Vermeer's own gifted daughter, Susan Vreeland's beautiful and luminous tales link to form an evocative jewel.

Life Studies

Life Studies Author Susan Vreeland
ISBN-10 0786274409
Year 2005
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher Large Print Press
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Susan Vreeland has written a collection of stories that explore art through the eyes of ordinary people. In Life Studies, she first takes us back to the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century art world of France and Italy and then returns us to the present day with a group of contemporary stories.

Ruined

Ruined Author Paula Morris
ISBN-10 9780545042147
Year 2010-08-01
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Rebecca goes to New Orleans to stay with her aunt and sees the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and meets a ghost girl named Lisette.

Claude Camille

Claude   Camille Author Stephanie Cowell
ISBN-10 9780307463227
Year 2011
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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Falling in love against the backdrop of 19th-century Paris, struggling impressionist artist Claude Monet and the enigmatic Camille Doucieux carve out a life together that is threatened by Camille's dark past. By the National Book Award-winning author of The Physician of London. Reprint.

Lisette Model

Lisette Model Author Elisabeth Sussman
ISBN-10 0714840610
Year 2001
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher Phaidon Press
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This volume - investigating the work of a particular photographer, in this case, Lisette Model - comprises a 4000-word essay by an expert in the field, 55 photographs presented chronologically, each with a commentary, and a biography of the featured photographer.

The Passion of Artemisia

The Passion of Artemisia Author Susan Vreeland
ISBN-10 1101200278
Year 2002-12-31
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman's lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius.

No Medals for M E

No Medals for M E Author Lisette Skeet
ISBN-10 9781681814971
Year 2016-05-23
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
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Whether you are an M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) sufferer or someone with an interest in the condition, you will find this book enlightening. It is an honest account of the author’s experiences during her illness and the difficulties that often arose unexpectedly. Lisette Skeet describes her collapse and the ensuing battle to be well, including a gentle but often painful examination of the way a victim of the condition may be perceived by others. M.E. is a contentious illness that is often compared to chronic fatigue syndrome. It can lead to debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints as well as other symptoms, but years on from being identified it remains the subject of argument. The author offers a frank explanation of her recovery, not as a self-help guide but as a fascinating story that could lead to your own personal reflection and new ideas about health. Suspend disbelief until you reach the end; then decide if this path could work for others.

How to Grow an Addict

How to Grow an Addict Author Jodi Wright
ISBN-10 9781631529924
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher She Writes Press
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Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment center and she doesn’t know why. She’s not a party hound like the others in her therapy group—but then again, she knows she can’t live without pills or booze. Raised by an abusive father, a detached mother, and a loving aunt and uncle, Randall both loves and hates her life. She’s awkward and a misfit. Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices, and by the time she’s twenty-three years old, she’s a full-blown drug addict, well acquainted with the miraculous power chemicals have to cure just about any problem she could possibly have—and she’s in more trouble than she’s ever known was possible.

Locked in Time

Locked in Time Author Lois Duncan
ISBN-10 9780316191326
Year 2011-10-03
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Nore Roberts didn't ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to settle in at Shadow Grove, the old Civil War mansion her stepfamily calls home. When she meets her stepmother, Lisette, Nore is shocked by her youth and beauty that gives her chills- and a hint of something sinister. There's hope of becoming friends with her stepbrother and sister, until Nore realizes they're hiding something. When she begins to feel like the target of a deadly plan, Nore starts digging into her stepfamily's past. The skeletons in their closet are more real than she ever imagined. Can Nore expose her stepmother's dark secret before an old and evil magic swallows her up?

Clara and Mr Tiffany

Clara and Mr  Tiffany Author Susan Vreeland
ISBN-10 9780679604518
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces a strict policy: He does not employ married women. Ultimately, Clara must decide what makes her happiest—the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

A Coming Evil

A Coming Evil Author Vivian Vande Velde
ISBN-10 9780547349862
Year 2007-09-03
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Lisette Beaucaire was angry when her parents sent her away from Paris that September day in 1940. And although she knew that with the Nazis occupying the city she'd be safer at her Aunt Josephine's farm in the Dordogne valley, Lisette resented her "exile." She'd miss her friends and the excitement of being thirteen and starting a new school. Instead she'd have nothing to do but amuse her little cousin Cecile. That's what Lisette thought, but she soon found out that she wasn't the only visitor at the farmhouse. And then she encountered Gerard, a visitor from a long time ago, who proved to be a valiant ally at a crucial moment for the people who lived in the farmhouse.

The Lavender Keeper

The Lavender Keeper Author Fiona McIntosh
ISBN-10 9780749013493
Year 2013-06-10
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Allison & Busby
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Provence, 1942 Luc Bonet, brought up by a wealthy Jewish family in the foothills of the French Alps, finds his life shattered by the brutality of Nazi soldiers. Leaving his abandoned lavender fields behind, Luc joins the French Resistance in a quest for revenge. Paris, 1943 Lisette Forestier is on a mission: to work her way into the heart of a senior German officer, and to infiltrate the very masterminds of the Gestapo. But can she balance the line between love and lies? The one thing Luc and Lisette hadn't counted on was meeting each other. Who, if anyone, can be trusted - and will their own emotions become the greatest betrayers of all?