The Fountain of St. James Court, Or, Portrait of the Artist as An Old Woman

The Fountain of St. James Court, Or, Portrait of the Artist as An Old Woman

Book - 2013
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In her groundbreaking new novel, bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund explores the artistic processes and lives of creative women - the lives of a fictional contemporary writer and of an historic painter whose works now hang in the great museums of Europe and America. Both women's creative lives have been forged in the crucibles of family, friends, society, and nation.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780061579325
Characteristics: 434 pages ;,24 cm.

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May 06, 2014

Naslund's "Ahab's Wife" was a good read so I was looking forward to this latest novel. There are 2 stories that alternate between time periods, each featuring a narcissistic female character. Some of the writing is so silly I find it hard to continue reading, but am determined to get to the end. There is a line about crunching leaves and autumn eating its cereal that left me slack jawed. I would quote it but I don't want to waste any extra time looking for it in a sea of awkward prose.

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