All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

I always loved you: a story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2014.
Language:
English
Description

'Paint love, he once said to her. You must always paint love.'

The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary's fierce determination wavers. Her father is imploring her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.

In I Always Loved You , Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Bell Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.

'What a joy it is to be back in Bell Époque Paris with my old artist friends, guided by the masterful pen of Robin Oliveira whose finely crafted language brings to light the complicated relationships of four of the principals of the Impressionist movement - Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Morisot. Only an omniscient narrator has the latitude to disclose the private yearnings and fears of these four as they grapple with issues of art execution, scathing reviews, self-doubt, elusive fame, tempestuous love, and creeping morality. Here, in beautiful prose, juicy with nuance and depth, is the intimate, heart-wrenching story behind Impressionist art history, with Mary Cassatt at its center. A glorious achievement.' Susan Vreeland, author of Luncheon of the Boating Party

'I Always Loved You is a marvelous work, enthralling, illuminating, and beautifully rendered. Robin Oliveira brings Bell Époque Paris and the fascinating artists and writers who walked its streets and filled its salons to the fullness of vivid, fiercely passionate life.' Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

'Oliveira's breathtaking, cinematic novel transported me to late-nineteenth-century Paris, to lively salons and cafés, and to the refuge of the studio . . . This story reveals what it means to be an artist who is also a woman, and you will feel both the anguish and the triumph down in your bones.' Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

'In artfully crafted prose as penetrating and radiant as an Impressionist masterpiece, Robin Oliveira's moving portrait of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas is a poignant reminder that beneath the majestic sweep of history and ideas are men and women with yearnings and trepidations as urgent and palpable as our own. I Always Loved You evokes, in brilliant detail, the nuances of culture, art, and society in the cafés and salons of late-nineteenth-century Paris while bringing to life the spellbinding whirl of artists, writers, and savants who made La Belle Époque legendary.' John Pipkin, author of Woodsburner

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780670785797
9781482957013
9781410466051
9780143126102
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8b354e58-e9e0-c832-c239-1722d7456360
Full title i always loved you a story of mary cassatt and edgar degas
Author oliveira robin
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-22 23:42:42PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Oliveira, Robin.
author_display Oliveira, Robin
available_at_catalog Donelson, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
collection_catalog Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Donelson - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Large Print, Southeast - Adult Fiction
display_description "A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas's great romance from the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary's fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships"--
format_catalog Book, Large Print, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 8b354e58-e9e0-c832-c239-1722d7456360
isbn 9780143126102, 9780670785797, 9781410466051, 9781482957013
item_details ils:CARL0000425356|35192045156282|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Oliveir|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000425356|35192045445966|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Oliveir|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000425356|35192047157601|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Oliveir|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000483330|35192048409399|Main Library - Adult Large Print|Fiction Oliveir Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:60c28c9e-82d3-4e3f-b35d-f48c904dbf69|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2018-05-23T04:42:42.924Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Oliveir, Fiction Oliveir Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Donelson, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780670785797
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000425356|Book|Books||English|Viking,|2014.|343 pages ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000483330|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,|2014.|555 pages ; 23 cm., overdrive:60c28c9e-82d3-4e3f-b35d-f48c904dbf69|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000425356|35192045156282|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000425356|35192045445966|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000425356|35192047157601|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000483330|35192048409399|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:60c28c9e-82d3-4e3f-b35d-f48c904dbf69|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
series Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
series_with_volume Thorndike Press large print historical fiction|
subject_facet Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction American, Cassatt, Mary, -- 1844-1926 -- Fiction, Degas, Edgar, -- 1834-1917 -- Fiction, Large type books, Painters -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Fiction
title_display I always loved you : a story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas
title_full I Always Loved You A Story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, I always loved you : a story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas / Robin Oliveira, I always loved you [text (large print)] : a story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas / Robin Oliveira
title_short I always loved you :
title_sub a story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas
topic_facet Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction American, Cassatt, Mary, Degas, Edgar, Fiction, Large type books, Painters