Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cannonball Read - Book 31

Liked Girl with a Pearl Earring? Then you'll love I Am Madame X! Gioia Diliberto's novel is the historically accurate but fictionalized account of the life of Virginie Gautreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent's famous portrait. The book is really lovely, and super quick, and I think I've established that I like historical fiction, so this is a no-brainer. Loved it! I also like books that have a Louisiana element to them (what can I say? VC Andrews did me right), and this one is set in Louisiana and Paris. Again, loved it! And it talks about fashion... loved it!

I Am Madame X - A-


queenb2u said...

This books sounds good. Save it for me please.

Jennifer said...

The non-fiction book, Strapless, came out about the same time and would make a nice companion to this one. I'm glad you so enjoyed it.

Shannon said...

You'll have to loan it to me sometime then since I liked Girl With a Pearl Earring (although admittedly, I just saw the movie. But if you have that book, I'm game...)