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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,421 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Vreeland Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was Emily Carr (1871-1945), not Georgia O'Keeffe or Frida Kahlo, who first blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of late Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art. Her boldly original landscapes are praised today for capturing an untamed British Columbia, and its indigenous peoples, just before industrialization would change it forever.

In her latest novel, Susan Vreeland brings to life this fiercely independent and underappreciated figure. From illegal potlatches in tribal communities to prewar Paris, where her art was exhibited in the famed Salon d'Automne, Carr's story is as arresting as it is vibrant. Vreeland tells it with gusto and suspense, giving vivid portraits of Carr and the unconventional people to whom she was inevitably drawn: Sophie, a native basket maker; Harold, the son of missionaries, who embraces indigenous cultures; Fanny, a New Zealand artist who spends a summer with Carr painting in the French countryside; and Claude, a French fur trader who steals her heart. The result is a glorious novel that will appeal to lovers of art, native cultures, and lush historical fiction. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Reuel | 1/24/2014

    " A biography of Canadian artist Emily Carr and her painting of the totem poles and villages of the NW Coastal tribes of Canada. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ahallwalker | 1/23/2014

    " This is a good historical novel about a woman artist paining in the early 1900s in British Columbia. She was one of the first artist to paint Indian totem poles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katy | 1/17/2014

    " This book about Emily Carr was wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erin | 1/16/2014

    " This book was nicely written but it did not hold my interest at all. I thought it would be more about her life and what she went through to get to where she was, but it did not show her life growing up. The book started with her in her 30's. Just not what I thought would happen according to the synopsis. I skimmed the last 100 pages and found nothing really changed. Too bad because it sounded promising. "

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