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by Harriet Scott Chessman

ISBN: 0452283507
ISBN13: 978-0452283503
Language: English
Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (October 29, 2002)
Pages: 164
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.4
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Harriet Scott Chessman. Chessman, like Lydia Cassatt, has allowed herself to inhabit another’s world with grace and humility. Entrancin. eartbreakin. akes itself felt long after one has finished the book. Elegantly conceived and tenderly written. This book beautifully limns the impact of art on a woman close to a great artist. A lovely, moving book,—elegant in its economy, delicately powerful. Chessman beautifully captures the rich relationship between model and painter. Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Lydia Reading the Morning Paper (No. 1) (Woman Reading) (Femme lisant) (Portrait of Lydia Cassatt, the Artist's Sister), 1878–79 oil on canvas, 32 x 23 1/2 inches Joslyn Art Museum purchase, Joslyn Endowment Fund, 1942. 38" {{PD-US}} Source.

Lydia Reading the Morning Paper (No. The story proper goes into the final years of Lydia Cassatt, the reserved sister of the more extroverted Mary Cassatt, the American Impressionist painter. Or as they call each other, Lyddie and May. Oh, and Edgar Degas shows up as a supporting character.

Harriet Scott Chessman (born January 16, 1951) is an American author of four novels, including Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, a Booksense Pick, Someone Not Really Her Mother.

Harriet Scott Chessman (born January 16, 1951) is an American author of four novels, including Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, a Booksense Pick, Someone Not Really Her Mother, a Good Morning America book club choice, and The Beauty of Ordinary Things. Chessman's subjects often center on mortality, love, trauma, and the restorative power of art.

Inspired by five Mary Cassatt paintings of Cassatt's older sister, Lydia, Chessman (Ohio Angels) paints her own intimate portrait of the admirable Lydia, chronicling Lydia's thoughts and feelings as she models for Mary in Paris in the late 1870s and early 1880s. All the while, Lydia is conscious that she is dying of Bright's disease, and her thoughtful contemplation of her life and dashed hopes give shape to the tale.

ADVANCE READING COPYLYDIA CASSATT READING THE MORNING PAPER Takes us into the world of Mary Cassatt's early Impressionist paintings through Mary's sister Lydia, who posed for many of Mary's major paintings, and whom the author sees as Mary Cassatt's most inspiring muse. Chessman hauntingly brings to life Paris in 1880, with its thriving art work.

Harriet Scott Chessman takes us into the world of Mary Cassatt's early Impressionist paintings through Mary's sister Lydia, whom the author sees as Cassatt’s most inspiring muse. Chessman hauntingly brings to life Paris in 1880, with its thriving art world. The novel’s subtle power rises out of a sustained inquiry into art’s relation to the ragged world of desire and mortality. Ill with Bright’s disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia contemplates her world narrowing.

The life of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is skillfully fictionalized in this powerful novel about art and passion, narrated by the artist's sister, Lydia

The life of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is skillfully fictionalized in this powerful novel about art and passion, narrated by the artist's sister, Lydia.

Harriet Scott Chessman is an American author of four novels, including Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, a Posts about Harriet Scott Chessman. lt;p

The life of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is skillfully fictionalized in this powerful novel about art and passion, narrated by the artist's sister, Lydia. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Comments:
Jek
It's a lovely book giving a new perspective of Cassatt and her paintings. It actually has reproductions of several of her works tied into the story which makes it a wonderful read. I guess it's what they call historical fiction. I liked it so much that I bought a copy of the book at Amazon for my daughter-in-law, who is a fan of Cassatt, as a gift in hard back copy. The only problem is that 2 or three pages had been bent back and one of the pages is the picture referred to in the title of the book which mostly spoils the book to have a big and permanent crease on that picture. I felt bad about it but didn't have enough time to return the book for another copy. That disappointment made me give it only 4 stars.

dermeco
The sweetest little book. I'm reading it slowly and savoring every minute of it. The author's voice is so authentic that I forget it is not really Lydia writing the book. I love Mary's paintings!!

Browelali
Mary Cassatt, of course, is the American Impressionist artist, who moved with her family to Paris to study painting with the Impressionists there. She became friends with Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, and Sisley. She learned from them, and still had a style and need of her own. It was very hard for women artists to paint for a career in her time. She continued on, to become successful. One of her very famous and most used models was her sister, Lydia. Lydia, the sister is the model in the picture shown. She sat for many of the paintings and died of a terminal disease while in France. We learn so much about the Cassatt family, Lydia and Mary in particular, and Impressionist painting in this little, important, and lovely book.

Frosha
This delicious read can only be done beside a fireplace, on a divan, in a cabin, in a hotel before a museum excursion, and certainly after all things have done and you are ready to rich a word show, of colors, quiet feelings, and can withstand the privacy of reading. Be prepared for studying the five pictures and doing more Cassatt research of her work. The book is very short, but I saved it the text before and after studying not only Cassatt's painting but Degas, Courbet, Millet, and of course Renoir. This highly visual reading should be preserved for a very special occasion. Before you read, prepare pot of jasmine tea and drop in five blueberries for the paintings.

Shak
If you aren't one of the many who adore Mary Cassatt's paintings, this book won't interest you at all. If it did not include lovely reproductions of five Lydia paintings, and if it were entirely fictional-not based on careful research about the Cassatts, their friends, and the setting, it would not be much of a read. I found myself looking at the prints repeatedly; Chessman elucidates the paintings in ways that empower both Cassatt's artistry and the relationship between the sisters that the author develops. It is a slight book in length, and often reads like a creative writing exercise (research a historical figure and write a story in the first person based on your findings), but there are moving, human glimpses of a moment or two in time, and if the book leads more people to examine Cassatt with deeper appreciation of her art, then it has served its purpose.

BORZOTA
The writing was lyrical and picturesque. The story itself is both simple yet insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also love that the book gives hypothetical back-stories of real paintings by a very talented and undervalued female impressionist. The paintings in the book are some of her lesser known works which makes it even more fascinating.

Cells
I was a huge fan of Tracy Chevalier's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", so I was most interested to read Harriet Chessman's novel about Mary Cassatt and her sister Lydia - the inspiration for many of her impressionist paintings. Chessman's style is elegant, and spare, and she limns a portrait as lovingly as Cassatt painted Lydia. If I have any criticism, it's that I wished the novel had a broader scope - it covers a very brief period when Cassatt and her family lived in Paris. I wanted to know more about the family before they came to Europe, and how at that time in history a woman was able to rise to such prominence in the epicenter of the birth of modern art. Chessman is an accomplished writer, and yet the book is not as deeply felt as it could be, perhaps because of its brevity. Still, it is a tale well worth the telling, and a pleasure to read.

Authentic history.

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