The most exciting books out this month.
In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted to the Guild of St. Luke in Holland as a master painter, the first woman to be so honoured. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the Manhattan bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibition of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. Buy the book here.
By Sophia WhitfieldOn September 22, 2014
Jennifer Smart has worked for many years in film and television, including five years on the Australian drama Home and Away as a Director's Assistant and then scriptwriter. Her debut...On April 15, 2014
By Sophia WhitfieldOn July 8, 2013
Actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks is writing a book. Hanks won our hearts as Forrest Gump, and did it again when he was a guest on Desert Island Discs. See...On February 28, 2017
By Sophia WhitfieldOn July 7, 2017
The drama of Randy Susan Meyers' novels is informed by her past work with criminal offenders and families impacted by emotional and family violence, as well as through years spent...On August 7, 2013