Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper: A Novel

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Set in Paris in 1880, this mock-memoir entices the reader into the world of Mary Cassatt's (1844-1926) early impressionist paintings through her sister Lydia, whom the author sees as the artist's most inspiring muse.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1866-1899)
Language Arts
TRC format: 
Book