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Virtual: An Evening with Historical Fiction Author Susanne Dunlap
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live, virtual streaming event with historical fiction author, Susanne Dunlap
On Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live, virtual streaming event with historical fiction author, Susanne Dunlap, who will discuss her newest book, The Portraitist: A Novel of Adelaide Labille-Guiard. Following the rise of this gifted painter, The Portraitist details Adelaide Labille-Guiard’s fight to take her rightful place in the competitive art world of eighteenth-century Paris. Kirkus Reviews opines, “An imaginative work that brings the story of a little-known artist to vivid life.”
Competing with a rival who’s better connected and better trained than she is, Adelaide faces an uphill battle. Her love affair with her oil painting instructor gives rise to suspicions that he touches up her work, and her decision to make much-needed money by executing erotic pastels threatens to create as many problems as it solves. Meanwhile, her rival goes from strength to strength, becoming Marie Antoinette’s official portraitistView more