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The muralist, a novel by B. A. Shapiro

Label
The muralist
Title
The muralist
Statement of responsibility
a novel by B. A. Shapiro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie's auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of New York's art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism. As she did in her bestselling novel The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro tells a gripping story while exploring provocative themes. In Alizée and Danielle she has created two unforgettable women, artists both, who compel us to ask: What happens when luminous talent collides with unstoppable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world?--Dust jacket
Summary
Auction-house employee Danielle Abrams investigates the unsolved disappearance of her famous-artist great-aunt when she discovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind Abstract Expressionist works created decades earlier
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455208
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Barbara A.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
830L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 830
  • 830
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Artists
  • Missing persons
  • Artists
  • Manners and customs
  • Missing persons
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The muralist, a novel by B. A. Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1417299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781616203573
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616203573
  • (OCoLC)898925498
Label
The muralist, a novel by B. A. Shapiro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1417299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781616203573
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616203573
  • (OCoLC)898925498

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