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Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan

(2020)
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The story of a famous abstract painter at the end of her life—her family, her art, and the long-buried secrets that won’t stay hidden for much longer.

Ninety-three-year-old Violet Swan has spent a lifetime translating tragedy and hardship into art, becoming famous for her abstract paintings, which evoke tranquility, innocence, and joy. For nearly a century Violet has lived a peaceful, private life of painting on the coast of Oregon. The “business of Violet” is run by her only child, Francisco, and his wife, Penny. But shortly before Violet's death, an earthquake sets a series of events in motion, and her deeply hidden past begins to resurface. When her beloved grandson returns home with a family secret in tow, Violet is forced to come to terms with the life she left behind so long ago—a life her family knows nothing about.

A generational saga set against the backdrop of twentieth-century America and into the present day, Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan is the story of a girl who escaped rural Georgia at fourteen during World War II, crossing the country alone and broke. It is the story of how that girl met the man who would become her devoted husband, how she became a celebrated artist, and above all, how her life, inspired by nothing more than the way she imagined it to be, would turn out to be her greatest masterpiece.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gorgeous, luminescent, and imbued with hope, meet Violet Swan, ninety-three years old, and with a heck of a story to tell. Be prepared to be spellbound." - Rene Denfeld


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October 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
ISBN: 0-544-81736-2 / 978-0-544-81736-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner
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June 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
ISBN: 0-358-31182-9 / 978-0-358-31182-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Audio
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
ISBN: 1-09-414542-4 / 978-1-09-414542-6
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
Author(s): Deborah Reed
Publisher: Mariner Books
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