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The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror Hailed for her remarkably accomplished and poignant work Washington Post acclaimed author Elizabeth McGregor returns with a haunting love story about two lost souls brought together by chance and bo

  • Title: The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror
  • Author: Elizabeth McGregor
  • ISBN: 9780553586725
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror By Elizabeth McGregor, Hailed for her remarkably accomplished and poignant work Washington Post , acclaimed author Elizabeth McGregor returns with a haunting love story about two lost souls brought together by chance and bonded forever by a mystery that transcends madness, tragedy, and time itself.Catherine Sergeant is adept at going through the motions After losing her parents at an earlHailed for her remarkably accomplished and poignant work Washington Post , acclaimed author Elizabeth McGregor returns with a haunting love story about two lost souls brought together by chance and bonded forever by a mystery that transcends madness, tragedy, and time itself.Catherine Sergeant is adept at going through the motions After losing her parents at an early age, she buried her grief in the study of antiquities Now, deserted by her husband without warning or explanation, she reports to work at Pearson s auction house, exchanging pleasantries with colleagues, never revealing her pain Cocooned in loneliness, she couldn t be surprised to find herself opening up to a total stranger a new client, no less In widowed architect John Brigham, Catherine finds a kindred spirit The two share a fascination with Richard Dadd, an early Victorian painter who lived most of his life incarcerated in an insane asylum There he produced his most stunning works works that have deeply moved Catherine and now draw her inexorably to John Soon the two are falling in love.The reawakening of passion in a woman like Catherine is than John ever hoped for But when she discovers his possession of an unknown Dadd, it is just the first in a series of revelations that leave her wondering if she knows this man who has shown her life s true beauty For John, it may be a last chance to free himself from the priceless secrets he has been harboring too long Secrets about a soul laid bare on canvas, and a legacy that could shatter all he holds dear in the space of a heartbeat A compelling blend of human drama, art, and history, this intriguing tale casts a spell that lingers far beyond the final page and celebrates the strength we all must find within our hearts.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. First, tell me your feelings about Richard Dadd.What You don t know who Richard Dadd is Maybe this book is not for you.If you do like Dadd s art, and want to spend a couple hours listening to characters who like Dadd talk about him, this is your book.There is not a lot of plot description and emotion are central here Through Dadd, his art, and the characters of Catherine, John, Robert, and Helen, McGregor meditates on various forms of loss and need Dadd, the famously mad Victorian painter, lost [...]

    2. This book kept popping up when I was searching my library s catalog for a book with a similar title After looking up Richard Dadd I decided I had a vague interest in his work So in an effort to keep variety in my reading, I picked up the book.Dadd was far and away the best part of the book, and the author did an excellent job with the sections on his life The other, modern characters were done well, and McGregor s writing is good, but I didn t really care about their love story But what remains [...]

    3. I m guessing I ll forget this book within a year Nonetheless, it was interesting to know that the painter in this book wasn t fictional.

    4. I am not sure yet what I feel about this book I did like it The characters were deep The stories sad The stories were, I don t know, not uplifting but life continues I guess I would recommend it but I am not sure yet why Not a book to just skim you must read it.

    5. This is a very interesting book I just love books inspired by art McGregor links her book with the artist Richard Dadd And it has certainly inspired me to look up some of his other paintings beyond those mentioned in the book Both his artwork and lifestory as they are presented here are absolutely fascinating I even njoyed the rather horrific descriptions about Dadd s time in Bedlam as well It is just such a riveting read, full of interesting details And it has a fast pacing to it as well, All i [...]

    6. This book wasn t as entertaining as I thought it would be Although it s a romance, I hardly saw a plot or a conflict revolving around the love life between two characters Sure there was a bit of that theme, but the book mostly talked about paintings, and secrets Hardly anything was suspenseful as to shock me in the climax I hardly felt attracted towards the book I kept reading it though thinking, hoping that something might occur that ll make me gasp Nothing I hope I don t have to read such a bo [...]

    7. Fiction about present day art evaluator and appreciator whose husband leaves her without notice and apparently without motive She loves an artist from the 19th century who spent most of his adult life in an insane asylum The story fluctuates between his life in the asylum and her life meeting another man and art appreciator while trying to shed herself from the looser who left her It was an OK read, nothing to write home about.

    8. This is a very moving book, I love books about artists This is very enlightening about the creative process and how mental illness sometimes goes hand in hand I looked for something else about Dadd but didn t find anything on kindle Love story is romantic sweet but story was so good that it didn t need graphic.

    9. Good book I enjoyed the mix of art and romance Very interesting that a true life painter was used I m a bit of a romantic so loved that someone who s first marriage was crap she didn t even know it found such a wonderful man to share a bit of time with Better to share a small time with someone so fabulous than a lifetime with a jerk

    10. I was halfway through this book before I realized that the artist, Richard Dadd, whose strange and wonderful paintings bring the two main characters together, was a real person I had never heard of him before This novel alternates between two time periods, and has lots of wonderful detail about art I loved it.

    11. If you like art combined with romance then this book will be one you should read It was a quick read, sometimes a bit clumsy with how much time passed between certain situations, but overall it was a good lesson in human behavior and a bit of an art history lesson as well

    12. this is fun because of what you learn about the artist who s not even really in the story it s also a compelling love story but only moderately well written with lovely descriptions of the english countryside different times echoing toward one another through art, nice concept.

    13. I wanted to add this to my list It s a very interesting novel and another one of those that I feel is an acquired taste You need to love art and art history to enjoy it.

    14. Interesting but rather slow Would have been better being all about Richard Dadd He was a unique painter of his time.

    15. I am always surprised certain books get great ratings I found this book quite cheesy at times, enough to put it down and never pick it up again.

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