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The lady with the dark hair : a novel / Erin Bartels.

"Esther Markstrom and her artist mother have always been proud of their ancestor, painter Francisco Vella. They even run a small museum and gallery dedicated to raising awareness of his scandalously underappreciated work. But when Esther reconnects with her former art history professor, she finds her once-solid family history on shaky ground as questions arise about Vella's greatest work -- a portrait entitled The Lady with the Dark Hair. In 1879, Catalan orphan-turned-fugitive Viviana Torrens has found sanctuary serving in the home of an aging artist in Southern France. It is in his studio that she meets Francisco Vella, a Gibraltarian merchant who sells artists' pigments. When her past catches up to her, she is compelled to pose as Vella's sister and join him on his travels or be deported back to Spain to stand trial. Along the way she will discover that the many parts she has been playing in order to hide her identity have far-reaching implications she never could have foreseen."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9798891641303
  • Physical Description: 469 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Revell.
Includes author's note with background information.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-467).
Subject: Women painters > Fiction.
Women > Social conditions > Fiction.
Painting > Attribution > Fiction.
Women artists > Fiction.
Genealogy > Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Europe > History > 1789-1900 > Fiction.
East Lansing (Mich.) > Fiction.
Michigan > Fiction.
Mediterranean Region > History > 1915-1914 > Fiction.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Historical fiction.
Large print books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Green Free Library (Wellsboro).


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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