NPR Best Books of 2013 Includes The Painted Girls

nprNPR includes The Painted Girls in its Best Books of 2013 and recommends the book for those interested in history, art, family and tales from around the world, and also for book clubs.

“Belle epoque Paris springs to life under the sure hand of Cathy Marie Buchanan, who delivers a world in The Painted Girls that is earthy, delicate and seductive. Edgar Degas is a central figure during the creation of his signature sculpture, Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. Two real-life characters, aspiring adolescent ballerina Marie van Goethem and her older sister, Antoinette, narrate the story in alternating chapters, offering contrasting perspectives on a life of struggles and hard-won pleasures.”

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