The Painted Girls

By Cathy Marie Buchanan
(Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594486241, 357pp.)

Publication Date: January 10, 2013

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“At the end of the 19th century, Paris was the center of the world for all arts, and humanity struggled with massive changes in the very structure of society. Degas and Zola were players on this stage as were three sisters who aspired to the world of ballet. Based on historical figures and incidents, this novel delivers great atmosphere and fully realized characters who weave through the harsh yet rich tapestry of the times and tell a story of family, romance, degradation, and fulfillment.”
-- Karen Frank, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT



About the Author
CATHY MARIE BUCHANAN is the author of The Day the Falls Stood Still, a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection and one of the Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. She holds a B.Sc. (Honours, Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto.

WEB: CATHYMARIEBUCHANAN.COM

TWITTER: @CATHYMBUCHANAN




NPR
Saturday, Jan 12, 2013

The belle epoque was not particularly belle if you were poor and female � like the young girl who modeled for Edgar Degas' famous sculpture, The Little Dancer, Aged 14. A new novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan tells the story of that girl, ballet student Marie van Goethem. More at NPR.org

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