What Disappears
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Listed in the Dance category on Art In Fiction, What Disappears (2022) by Barbara Quick is a gripping multi-generational tale that spans 1880s Tsarist Russia to Paris at the start of World War I. Jeannette Dupres, one of two identical twins born to a Jewish family in dire financial straits, is spirited out of an orphanage as an infant by a couple from France. Her twin, Sonya Luria, raised to believe her sister died at birth, has her life upended by the 1903 pogrom in Kishinev. The sisters are reunited in the doorway of Anna Pavlova's dressing room, when they both get jobs in Paris with Sergei ..read more
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Cities of Women
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Listed in the Literature category on Art In Fiction, Cities of Women (2024) by Kathleen B. Jones is a dual narrative separated by several centuries. Cities of Women examines the lives of women who dare to challenge the social norms of their days, risking their reputations and livelihoods for the sake of their passions. In the 21st century, we meet Verity Frazier, a disillusioned history professor who sets out to prove that the artist responsible for the illuminated artwork in Christine de Pizan’s medieval manuscripts was a remarkable woman named Anastasia. As Anastasia’s story unfold ..read more
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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
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Listed in the Literature category on Art In Fiction, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (2017) by Balli Kaur Jaswal is a lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story. Every woman has a secret life . . . Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father’s death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsive ..read more
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The Invisible Hour
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Listed in the Literature category on Art In Fiction, The Invisible Hour (2023) by Alice Hoffman is described by Stephen King as a “wonderful story of love and growth”. One June day when Mia Jacob can no longer see a way to survive, the power of words saves her. The Scarlet Letter was written almost two hundred years earlier, but it seems to tell the story of Mia’s mother, Ivy, and their life inside the Community—an oppressive cult in western Massachusetts where contact with the outside world is forbidden. But how could this be? How could Nathaniel Hawthorne have so perfectly captured the ..read more
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The Lost Dressmaker of Paris
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Listed in the Textile Arts category on Art In Fiction, The Lost Dressmaker of Paris (2023) is a dual-time historical novel by Suzanne Fortin.    1942, Paris: Working in her father's tailor shop, Nathalie Leroux dreams of being a famous designer. But with her beloved city under Nazi occupation, her dreams must be put on hold for survival during these dark days. When the Germans take away the person she loves most, Nathalie accepts a dangerous mission from the Resistance. One that will use her skills as a dressmaker and put her at the heart of the Nazi high command in the Ritz hotel ..read more
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The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen
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Listed in the Literature category on Art In Fiction, The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen (2011) is an historical mystery by Lindsay Ashford. Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story―a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder... Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparks an international deb ..read more
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The Ghost of Madison Avenue
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https://www.artinfiction.com/novels?q=Nancy+BilyeauListed in the Literature on Art In Fiction, The Ghost of Madison Avenue (2019) by Nancy Bilyeau is a compelling mystery set at Christmastime in the faded glory of New York's Gilded Age.   Helen O’Neill, part of a tight-knit Irish-American family in the Bronx, is only too happy to report to work at the spectacular private library built on Madison Avenue by millionaire financier J. P. Morgan. The head librarian, the brilliant and beautiful Belle da Costa Greene, had hired Helen away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after she witnessed He ..read more
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The Fugitive Colours
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Listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction, The Fugitive Colours (2022) by Nancy Bilyeau is the follow-up to the sweeping historical thriller The Blue.   As Genevieve Sturbridge struggles to keep her silk design business afloat, she must face the fact that London in 1764 is very much a man’s world. Men control the arts and sciences, men control politics and law. And men definitely control women.    A Huguenot living in Spitalfields, Genevieve one day receives a surprise invitation from an important artist. Grasping at the promise of a better life, she dares to hope her ..read more
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The House on Biscayne Bay
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Listed in the Architecture category on Art In Fiction, The House on Biscayne Bay (2024) by Chanel Cleeton revolves around a gothic mansion in Miami.   With the Great War finally behind them, many Americans flock to South Florida with their sights set on making a fortune. When wealthy industrialist Robert Barnes and his wife, Anna, build Marbrisa, a glamorous estate on Biscayne Bay, they become the toast of the newly burgeoning society. Anna and Robert appear to have it all, but in a town like Miami, appearances can be deceiving, and one scandal can change everything.   Years later fo ..read more
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Miss Morgan's Book Brigade
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Listed in the Literature category on Art In Fiction, Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade (2024) by Janet Skeslien Charles is based on the true story of Jessie Carson, the American librarian who changed the literary landscape of France and on the extraordinary little-known history of the women who received the Croix de Guerre medal for courage under fire.   1918: As the Great War rages, Jessie Carson takes a leave of absence from the New York Public Library to work for the American Committee for Devastated France. Founded by millionaire Anne Morgan, this group of international women help rebui ..read more
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