The World Before Her

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - 278 pages
"The parallel story of a sculptor named Caroline Spingold takes us to Venice one hundred years later, in 1980. Caroline's powerful, wealthy older husband has brought her to the city against her will, to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary Having spent a perfect childhood summer in Venice with her parents, before her father left her mother, Caroline had vowed never to return." "In alternating chapters linked by the themes of art, love, and marriage, The World Before Her tells of these two women - and their surprising similarities. In a city where the canals reflect memory as much as light, they both confront desire, and each assesses what she has and who she is. At the heart of this sumptuously and evocatively written novel lies the eternal dilemma of how to find love and sustain it, without losing one's self."--BOOK JACKET.


Venice 10 June 1880
Venice June 10 1980
Venice 11 June 1880
Venice June 10 1980
The Journey Home June 1880
August 1980
Cheyne Walk December 1880
Venice November 1980
London 29 December 1880
Northampton Massachusetts June 1999

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About the author (2008)

Deborah Weisgall has written extensively about the arts -- painting, music, performance -- for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Esquire, Connoisseur, and The New Yorker. She is the author of the novel, Still Point, and the family memoir, A Joyful Noise. Weisgall lives with her husband and daughter in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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