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Frances de Pontes Peebles


Frances de Pontes Peebles was born in Pernambuco, Brazil. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has received several awards, including Brazil's Sacatar Artist's Fellowship and the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. Her short stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, the Indiana Review, the Missouri Review, and the O. Henry Prize Story Collection 2005.

Genres: Historical
Frances de Pontes Peebles recommends
A Light of Her Own (2018)
Carrie Callaghan
"A vivid, ambitious novel about art and female friendship. With evocative detail, Callaghan transports us to 17th-century Holland and the early lives of Judith Leyster - who strives to be the first woman admitted to the elite Haarlem Painters Guild - and her friend and fellow artist, Maria, who has great talent but cannot match Judith’s raw ambition. A Light of Her Own is engaging, heartfelt, and brimming with color and light."

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