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The Bridal Chair Audiobook

The Bridal Chair

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As a child growing up in 1920s Paris, Ida Chagall copes with her father Marc Chagall's brilliant artistic mind and overbearing ego and the tight leash he keeps on her. But as Ida blossoms into a young woman, she begins to glimpse freedom and opportunities for herself.

When she falls in love for the first time, her father paints "The Bridal Chair" as her wedding present, a symbol of his anger that pierces Ida to the heart. Against a backdrop of the Nazi invasion of France, Ida fights for her own survival as an independent young woman while nurturing the dark, creative genius of her parents.

©2015 Gloria Goldreich (P)2015 Recorded Books

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    Dr. Regina T. White 05-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "You will not want to stop listening!"

    This is a book that will keep your attention from the very first page to the last word. It combines factual information and the historical periods of the great artist Marc Chagall with the authors imagination. It is very well written and very well narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.
    I would recommend to those who like historical fiction, reading about artists, and the Jewish experience in Russia in the early 20th Century, later in Eastern & Western Europe and what they did to survive. As the coordinator of a Book Club I definitely recommend this to Book Clubs.
    I gave this book 5 star ratings in all categories because I really feel it is that good. It is the first book in a while that I have taken the time to write a review.

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    R. Solomon 03-25-16
    R. Solomon 03-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A wonderful read"

    I loved this story and all the history that it entailed. I did wish the end would have gone on to tell more about what she did afterwards in her life as well as what happened to Chagall & Va Va.

    I enjoyed the narrator as well.

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    Carol LARCHMONT, NY, United States 01-17-16
    Carol LARCHMONT, NY, United States 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    A fascinating "true" story of Ida Chagall, whose first 40 years are spent in "service" to her demanding,yet brilliant father Mark. As an added benefit, Chagall's life experiences give the reader an understanding of many of his paintings.

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