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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.
But no more. Now residing on a seaside farm in Vineyard Haven, and married to Ezra, a once-charming man who has become an inattentive and altogether unreliable husband. Ezra runs a salvage company in town with his business partner, Mose Barstow, but he much prefers their nightly card games at the local pub to his work in their Boston office, not to mention filling haystacks and tending sheep on the farm at home--duties that have fallen to Ida and their part-time farmhand, Lem.
It comes as no surprise to Ida when Ezra is hours late for a Thanksgiving dinner, only to leave abruptly for another supposedly urgent business trip to Boston. But then something truly unthinkable happens: a storm strikes, the ship carrying Ezra and Mose sinks, and they are presumed dead.
In the wake of this shocking tragedy, Ida must settle the affairs of Ezra's estate, a task that brings her to a familiar face from her past--Henry Barstow, Mose's brother and executor. As she joins Henry in sifting through the remnants of her husband's life and work, Ida must learn to separate truth from lies and what matters from what doesn't.
Painting the Light is an arresting portrait of a woman, and a considered meditation on loss and love.
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