The painted girls: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description
Paris, 1878. Following the death of their father from overwork, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without their father's wages, and with what little their mother earns as a laundress disappearing down the absinthe bottle, eviction from their single boarding room seems imminent. With few options for work available for a girl, bookish fourteen-year-old Marie and her younger sister Charlotte are dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seven francs a week, the girls will be trained to enter its famous ballet. Their older sister, stubborn and insolent seventeen-year-old Antoinette, dismissed from the ballet, finds herself launched into the orbit of Emile Zola and the influence of his notorious naturalist masterpiece L'Assommoir--and into the arms of a young man who may turn out to be a murderer. Marie throws herself into dance, hoping her natural gift and hard work will enable her to escape her circumstances, but the competition to become one of the famous etoiles at whose feet flowers are thrown nightly is fierce, and Marie is forced to turn elsewhere to make money. Cripplingly self-conscious about her low-class appearance, she nonetheless finds herself modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized in his controversial sculpture Little Dancer, Aged 14. Antoinette, meanwhile, descends lower and lower in society and must make the choice between honest labor as a laundress and the more profitable avenues available to a young woman in the Paris demimonde--that is unless her love for the dangerous Emile Abadie derails her completely. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, The Painted Girls is ultimately a tale of two remarkable girls rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of "civilized society." In the end, each will come to realize that her individual salvation, if not survival, lies with the other.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781594486241
9781101603796
9781481593236
9781594632297
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 404db35d-fc7e-8626-278c-f5e4a6511951
Grouping Title painted girls
Grouping Author buchanan cathy marie
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-15 23:02:48PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-15 23:34:35PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Cathy Marie Buchanan
author_display Buchanan, Cathy Marie
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description In belle époque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie's ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 404db35d-fc7e-8626-278c-f5e4a6511951
isbn 9781101603796, 9781481593236, 9781594486241, 9781594632297
item_details ils:CARL0000400025|35192043411309|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000400025|35192043411358|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000400025|35192043411382|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000400025|35192043411390|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000400025|35192044036469|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000400025|35192048140978|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000400025|35192050382583|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Buchana|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000400025|B00606776|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F BUC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000400025|FF00079810|Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|F BUC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||, overdrive:7e994cdb-9e6a-4925-8971-d8bcd1a19652|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:8541ffb7-43cd-405f-9ac0-d2fde52db41c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-07-16T04:34:35.889Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Buchana
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781594486241
publishDate 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000400025|Book|Books||English|Riverhead Books,|2013.|357 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:7e994cdb-9e6a-4925-8971-d8bcd1a19652|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2013|, overdrive:8541ffb7-43cd-405f-9ac0-d2fde52db41c|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:8541ffb7-43cd-405f-9ac0-d2fde52db41c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000400025 35192050382583 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000400025 35192044036469 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000400025 35192043411358 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000400025 35192048140978 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000400025 35192043411390 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000400025 35192043411309 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000400025 35192043411382 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:7e994cdb-9e6a-4925-8971-d8bcd1a19652 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Artists' models -- Fiction, Ballet dancers -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Canadian, Paris (France) -- History -- 1870-1940 -- Fiction, Sisters -- France -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display The painted girls
title_full The Painted Girls A Novel, The painted girls / Cathy Marie Buchanan
title_short The painted girls
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Artists' models, Ballet dancers, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Canadian, History, Literature, Sisters, Teenage girls