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Fugitive Blue

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Joanna Hirsch is an aspiring off-Broadway actress whose complex life has finally shattered. Having tried to normalize relations with her mother, Georgia, a world-renowned sculptress who left her family nearly twenty years before to pursue her art, Joanna unexpectedly learns that Georgia has flown again - this time from her SoHo loft in New York to the Umbrian mountains of ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published September 1997 by Smithmark Pub (first published 1992)
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Judy Mann
Dec 19, 2014 Judy Mann rated it did not like it
This book irritated the crap out of me. There's nothing here.Except this unflinchingly perfect actress who..who.. who nothing.Absolutely nothing.
Everyone as always is in love with the heroine, who as always comes from money and it appears is going right back into money. This off off off Broadway show is always sold out.?????? And all her buddies- her starving artist buddies all come from Yale.???Like give me a break.
I should be so starving.
This book is vapid, it's shallow and frankly it's just c
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Laura Crowe
May 17, 2016 Laura Crowe rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book of Dani Shapiro’s that I’ve read and I believe it is the best so far. She crafts each character with care, taking her time to reveal key pieces of their history. This novel is lush with imagery and detail, each sentence a treasure to unwrap.

The story is told in small snatches, moving ahead into the future then revealing pieces of the past. We learn early that Joanna’s mother leaves her and her father when Joanna is twelve, which is the same day she meets Billy, the boy w
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Melissa
Oct 14, 2007 Melissa rated it liked it
Liked her other book Family History: A Novel much more. This book's characters were cliched and the story was not thoroughly developed. Did keep me reading for the ending however.
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Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels and the best-selling memoir Slow Motion. She has also written for magazines such as The New Yorker and Elle.

She lives with her husband and young son in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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