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Girl Reading: A Novel
     

Girl Reading: A Novel

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by Katie Ward
 

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This stunningly original, kaleidoscopic novel is an inspired celebration of women reading and the artists who have caught them in the act—“a vivid portrait of a timeless subject” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

A young orphan poses for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena. A servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a

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Girl Reading 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey.I'm Alex.A girl.A tomboy,they would call me. Bleep!Bleep!My alarm clock goes off.I jam it with my hand.I start picking out clothes. I eventually pick out a shirt that said Girls Rule that I spray painted blue. My mom hurries out the door."Let's go!Go,go!I ran out the door,holding my books. All right,that's enough.Part 2 is below this book I reviewed. Thanks!!!!!!! Gloria Jones .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grew on me gradually. Seemingly disparate stories, in chronological order, from 1333 to 2008. What they share in common is that each gives the "back story" for an actual work of art that includes a girl reading. And then there's the final story, dated 2060, that ties the other 6 together in a futuristic, sci-fi genre that waxes philosophical about fantasy vs. reality. The final story is also, in its way, about a work of art. It would probably bear re-reading a couple of times to fully digest and appreciate its argument.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an adventure reading several stories of different young women over the centuries that had no apparent plot or point...left me hanging at the end of each. Just my opinion!