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I Am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto
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Aug 26, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: art and historical fiction lovers!
Read in August, 2007

This was fabulous! I was curious about it, and have long been curious about the painting called "Portrait of Madame X" by John Singer Sargent. The author did a tremendous job of blending what we know about Madame X (actually Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau) and fiction to make a compelling work of historical fiction. I read it in one day (afternoon to early morning).

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