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Sketched in rich detail and teeming with suspense. The Painted Girls is hard to put down. (The Globe and Mail)
Buchanan weaves real and fictional characters and their stories to create a rich stew of drunkards, deceivers and ne’er-do-wells, seasoned by the occasional soft-hearted soul, who change the lives of the sisters. (Toronto Star)
The reader is completely absorbed in the struggle of Marie to rise above her circumstances. . . . [A] convincing, heartfelt story. (National Post)
History, coming of age and the art of Degas’s beloved dancers are woven together in this enchanting novel. Utterly captivating. (Vincent Lam, author of The Headmaster's Wager and Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures)
You will be swept away by The Painted Girls. Wonderfully imagined and masterfully rendered . . . [it] will change the way you see the world of ballet, art and the lives it portrays. (Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter)
Cathy Marie Buchanan’s stories have appeared in several of Canada’s most respected literary journals: The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Descant, The New Quarterly and Quarry. She holds a BSC (Honors Biochemistry) and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she grew up amid the awe-inspiring scenery of the Niagara River and awash in the local lore. She now resides in Toronto. Visit her website at www.cathymariebuchanan.com
I enjoyed the story that Cathy Marie Buchanan spun for us! Spoke much for the depressing and trying times for the poor at this period in history.Published 5 months ago by Janet Begin
Note: The Crown and the Heather was unfortunately never downloaded to my device. I would like to have it as it was a free offer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by helen mclean
A very good read. Historically interesting and a good insight into the life of the working class, in Paris in the 1880's.,Published 6 months ago by Ankaret
Fast delivery, for a gift to my daughter. I know she will love it.
Finally she gets something she likes, rather than the 4 kids getting stuff all the time. Read more
Wonderful imagery. This author can really paint a picture in your mind which makes you feel like you are there with them. I was really drawn to this book and would read it again.Published 12 months ago by Heather Jamieson
i could not finish the book after 25 pages i was absolutely bored so sorry but did not like itPublished 12 months ago by Lorraine Boulais