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The Woman Who Heard Color by Kelly Jones
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Dec 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult, bookclub, in-my-library
Read from January 01 to 05, 2012

I actually cried....
Review to come after Monday's bookclub meeting!

After the meeting:

I loved this book. And I do mean loved. We picked this novel up on a whim at our local bookstore last month and decided to give it a try for our book club. It most definitely was not a mistake.

A contemporary art historian/detective (Lauren) schedules a meeting with a woman (Isabella) whose mother (Hannah) worked for Hitler in WWII. The chapters alternate between 2009 - Lauren and Isabella's story - and the early to mid twentieth century - Hannah's untold story. For a historian or an art historian (of which I hope to become after school), this novel is full of artists and their works. You learn about some different techniques and changes these artists made during this time; you also learn a little about the art world during WWII, in Hilter's regime.
sometimes heartwarming, other times heartbreaking, The Woman Who Heard Color is especially well-written and thoughtfully put together. I cried at the end - in several spots actually. I look forward to her other books and will be buying them as soon as I can.

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Reading Progress

01/01/2012 page 58
14.0% "This makes me want to be an art detective now and I want to write my thesis on some similar idea."
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Elizabeth Maxwell OH! You liked it :) I'm glad, can't wait to hear your thoughts about it tomorrow!

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