Pre-Order Painting the Light by Sally Cabot Gunning
Painting the Light
by Sally Cabot Gunning
June 1st, 2021
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Drumroll, please . . .we have the answer to one of the most popular questions asked here at The Brewster Book Store: Sally Cabot Gunning's new book Painting the Light releases on June 1st, 2021.
Set on Martha's Vineyard in 1898, Painting the Light is a vividly rendered historical novel of love, loss, and reinvention. It follows Ida Pease, nee Russell, a former painter and budding artist whose talent for watercolors had allowed her to enroll in art courses once deemed unthinkable and unavailable to women.
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