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Johanna Porter Is Not Sorry: A Novel

Johanna Porter Is Not Sorry: A Novel

by Sara Read
Johanna Porter Is Not Sorry: A Novel

Johanna Porter Is Not Sorry: A Novel

by Sara Read


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on March 7, 2023


The headlines dubbed it the art heist of the decade…

Twenty years ago, Johanna Porter was a rising star in the art world. Now she’s an unknown soccer mom. When an invitation arrives to an elite gallery opening for her former lover, the great Nestor Pinedo, Johanna wants to throw it in the trash where it belongs. But with some styling help from her daughter, she makes an appearance and comes face-to-face with the woman she was before the powerful and jealous Nestor ruined her.

La Rosa Blanca is a portrait of Johanna herself, young and fierce and fearless—a masterpiece with a price tag to match. When Johanna cuts it out of its frame, rolls it up, and walks out, it’s not a theft. It’s a rescue.

Hiding out with La Rosa Blanca in a shack on the Chesapeake Bay, Johanna digs into the raw work of reviving her own skills while battling novice-thief paranoia, impostor syndrome, and mom guilt. Johanna doesn’t just want the painting—she wants to paint again. To harness her powerful talent, she must defy everyone’s expectations—most of all her own—for what a woman like her should be.

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ISBN-13: 9781525899980
Publisher: Graydon House Books
Publication date: 03/07/2023
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 476,059
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

SARA READ is co-founder of #momswritersclub. Originally from Washington, DC, she tried the nine-to-five life for about a nanosecond before moving to rural Virginia to become a flute-maker’s apprentice. A cancer survivor herself, Sara now has the distinct privilege of caring for cancer patients as a nurse. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, two teens, a terrier, and three snarky cats.

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