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    • 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 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    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

    • Girl in Hyacinth Blue

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Loren Lester, Sheryl Bernstein
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • The Passion of Artemisia

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Gigi Bermingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • Lisette's List

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Kim Bubbs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • Luncheon of the Boating Party

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • The Forest Lover

    • By: Susan Vreeland
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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. In this novel, Susan Vreeland brings to life this fiercely independent and underappreciated figure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Trite and poorly read

    • By Helen W. Karl on 05-19-05

    Regular price: $33.60