France, 1940. Nazi forces march towards Paris. Lili Rosenswig's wealthy and eccentric family is ensconced in their country chateau with their sumptuous collection of arts and antiques. The beloved Matisse portrait of Lili's mother has been brought from their Paris salon for safety. It is the day before young lovers Lili and Paul are to be married that they are forced to flee and their fortunes change irrevocably. Lili and her family escape but Paul must stay behind to defend his country.
In their struggle to adapt to changing circumstances in an unpredictable world, all are pushed to reinvent themselves. When top Nazi Herman Goring loots their Matisse portrait, their story is intertwined with the fate of the painting. PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN WHITE is a moving family saga, an obsessive search for lost love and lost art and how far we will go to survive.
|Publisher:||She Writes Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Susan Winkler is the author of the four editions of The Paris Shopping Companion and a former print journalist for Fairchild Publications in New York. She studied French literature at Bennington College (BA), Stanford University (MA), L’Academie in Paris, and the University of Geneva, and has a longtime interest in the art market. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.
What People are Saying About This
“Fiction depicting one family . . . serves deep truths about individuals and societies. We are invited to consider how art is valued or debased, and what is transitory in our lives, what permanent. A compelling journey.”
—Dr. David Altshuler, Founding Director, Museum of Jewish Heritage
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very moving story set in wwII and it's aftermath. Story of faith, hope, love and sacrifice.
Really enjoyed the book. Very enlightening about fine art during WW2.
Great read! Great read!