The Painted Girls
By Cathy Marie Buchanan
(Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594486241, 357pp.)
Publication Date: January 10, 2013
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The belle epoque was not particularly belle if you were poor and female â?? 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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