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Ambition & Love



Fiction (General)


# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1994-00-00 Houghton Mifflin  

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Consummate political novelist Just turns his fictive eye on the arts here, and this story of Georgia Whyte, an artist true to herself and her work, is as vivid and haunting as a Hopper painting. Growing up in Chicago, Georgia learned to drink and to see to the heart of things -- and she met Harry Forrest, her boyfriend"s older brother and a fledgling author who becomes a touchstone for her. Fiercely concentrated on her painting, she finds the light too soft in Southern California and the atmosphere too hard in Chicago. But in indifferent Paris she carves out a routine for her work and finds love -- and one day in the Musee d"Orsay she runs into her old friend Harry, a successful former writer of mystery novels who tells her story and envies her triumph. With splendid characterizations, crisp dialog, and gemlike scenes that invite reading for sheer pleasure, this is a literary treat.

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