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    • Luncheon of the Boating Party

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Instantly recognizable, Auguste Renoir's masterpiece depicts a gathering of his real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a café terrace along the Seine near Paris. A wealthy painter, an art collector, an Italian journalist, a war hero, a celebrated actress, and Renoir's future wife, among others, share this moment of la vie moderne, a time when social constraints were loosening and Paris was healing after the Franco-Prussian War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Worth the Time

    • By Keith on 09-16-07

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Girl in Hyacinth Blue

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Loren Lester, Sheryl Bernstein
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    A professor shows a colleague a painting that he has kept secret for decades. The professor swears it is a Vermeer - but why has he hidden this important work for so long? The reasons unfold in a series of stories that trace ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and still further back to the moment of the work's inspiration.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Sybil on 04-07-03

    Regular price: $18.95

    • Clara and Mr. Tiffany

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows, which he hopes will honor his family business and earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll. Publicly unrecognized by Tiffany, Clara conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which he is long remembered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good read with a few problems

    • By Melissa on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Lisette's List

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Kim Bubbs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story with an enchanting reader!

    • By Alexis on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Passion of Artemisia

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Gigi Bermingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, and Genoa, and Naples, peopled with historical characters and filled with the details of the life of a 17th-century painter, The Passion of Artemisia is the story of Gentileschi's struggle to find love, forgiveness, and wholeness through her art.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not exactly a biography

    • By L. Worthington on 01-04-04

    Regular price: $25.95

    • The Forest Lover

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    It was Emily Carr (1871-1945), not Georgia O'Keeffe or Frida Kahlo, who first blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of late Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art. Her boldly original landscapes are praised today for capturing an untamed British Columbia, and its indigenous peoples, just before industrialization would change it forever.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Trite and poorly read

    • By Helen W. Karl on 05-19-05

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Life Studies

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In Life Studies, Susan Vreeland has written a deeply moving, richly textured collection of stories that explore art through the eyes of ordinary people. Rather than focusing directly on great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists like Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, and Modigliani, Vreeland shifts her lens to those on the periphery, their lovers, servants, children, and neighbors, showing their personal stories as they play out against the artists' lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Try to remember that this is fiction

    • By Jennifer L. Richardson on 08-06-05

    Regular price: $28.00