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The American Painter Emma Dial by Samantha Peale
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Dec 01, 09

bookshelves: fiction
Read in December, 2009

I learned a lot about the life of a painter's assistant, I had no idea a famous artist might openly employ somebody else to do their painting for them and that their collectors and art dealers and colleagues would accept that. Emma Dial is the painter's assistant, since art school she has always put her own needs after those of others. Besides Michael her famous employer there is her best friend Irene who is gorgeous, flighty, and always the center of attention.

Eventually Emma suffers an identity crisis of sorts, and finally makes some changes in her life. I didn't love this book in the beginning but it did grow on me.

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