This month’s book choice: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, by Dominic Smith
Join us the final Monday of every month for our Bestseller Book Club at 6:00 pm. This book club will read a recent New York Times bestseller and enjoy stimulating conversation. We make sure to have plenty of copies of the title available at the Circulation Desk-so make sure to pick up your copy this month!
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A RARE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING LINKS THREE LIVES, ON THREE CONTINENTS, OVER THREE CENTURIES IN THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS, AN EXHILARATING NEW NOVEL FROM DOMINIC SMITH.
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.