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The Painted Girls

(2012)
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A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris.

1878 Paris. Following their father's sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola's naturalist masterpiece L'Assommoir.

Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. There she meets a wealthy male patron of the ballet, but might the assistance he offers come with strings attached? Meanwhile Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie, must choose between honest labor and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde. 

Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of "civilized society." In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation, if not survival, lies with the other.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Painted Girls (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 0-606-35147-7 / 978-0-606-35147-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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May 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Painted Girls (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4104-5777-X / 978-1-4104-5777-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Painted Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-59448-624-7 / 978-1-59448-624-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Painted Girls
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4434-5042-1 / 978-1-4434-5042-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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April 2014 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Painted Girls
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4434-1235-X / 978-1-4434-1235-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Painted Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-59463-229-4 / 978-1-59463-229-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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December 2012 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Painted Girls
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4434-1234-1 / 978-1-4434-1234-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Painted Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4708-4756-6 / 978-1-4708-4756-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Painted Girls
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan, To Be Announced
ISBN: 1-4708-4755-8 / 978-1-4708-4755-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Painted Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4708-4758-2 / 978-1-4708-4758-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Painted Girls
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: Blackfriars
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Painted Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Painted Girls
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   



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