Lisa’s February Recommendations

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

underthewideandstarrysky“I enjoyed it. It gets a little slow, but towards the end, they move to Samoa and their island experience is very interesting. It was fun to read a book that got better at the end, as opposed to some that start out with a bang and then fizzle.” – Lisa

“Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet in rural France in 1875, when Fanny, having run away from her philandering husband back in California, takes refuge there with her children. Stevenson too is escaping from his life, running from family pressure to become a lawyer. And so begins a turbulent love affair that will last two decades and span the world”– Provided by publisher.

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

ialwayslovedyou“This is a historical fiction novel about Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas and I really like it. It takes place in Paris during the Belle Epoche and just the artists who hung out together as a social group is amazing. Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Pissaro. The list just goes on and on!” -Lisa

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