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Southeast Book Club

September 28 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

| Cost: Free
September 28 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join other readers in a discussion of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. New members are always invited to attend our casual conversations.

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry outdoor scene haunts Sara: She cannot shake the image of a young girl from a nearby village, standing alone beside a silver birch at dusk, staring out at a group of skaters on the frozen river below. Defying the expectations of her time, she decides to paint it.

New York City, 1957: The only known surviving work of Sara de Vos, At the Edge of a Wood, hangs in the bedroom of a wealthy Manhattan lawyer, Marty de Groot, a descendant of the original owner. It is a beautiful but comfortless landscape. The lawyer’s marriage is prominent but comfortless, too. When a struggling art history grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer, she finds herself entangled with its owner in ways no one could predict.

Sydney, 2000: Now a celebrated art historian and curator, Ellie Shipley is mounting an exhibition in her field of specialization: female painters of the Dutch Golden Age. When it becomes apparent that both the original At the Edge of a Wood and her forgery are en route to her museum, the life she has carefully constructed threatens to unravel entirely and irrevocably

Date:
September 28
Time:
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.sjcpls.org/branches/southeast-branch/

Venue

Venue

St. Johns County Public Library – Southeast Branch
6670 US 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086 United States
Phone:
(904)827-6900
Website:
http://www.sjcpls.org/branches/southeast-branch/

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