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The Painted Bird
Jerzy Kosinski

Grove Press, 1995

Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski's story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of ...


The Painted Girls: A Novel
Cathy Marie Buchanan

Riverhead Trade, 2014

A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris. 1878 Paris. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, ...



True Glory Publications, 2014

This story is riveting as Nala is a beautiful 17 year old girl whose parents died in a car accident leaving her to live and suffer at the hands of her wicked and cruel Aunt Trina, who was jealous and hated her stemming from her dislike for Nala's mother. Nala suffered abuse verbally, mentally, and physically at the hands of Trina and her perverted boyfriend Dwayne that made Nala very naive and thought the worst of herself. As if that wasn't ...


Painted Horses
Malcolm Brooks

Grove Press, 2014

In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape, in a tale of the modern and the ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress. Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her—a canyon ...


The Painted Drum: A Novel (P.S.)
Louise Erdrich

Harper Perennial, 2006

While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined. Compelling and unforgettable, ...


Painted Ladies (Spenser)
Robert B. Parker

Berkley, 2011

Spenser had a simple job-protect an art scholar during a ransom exchange for a stolen painting. No one was supposed to die. But the scholar had secrets no one knew, and uncovering them will endanger Spenser as well.


The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six
Jean M. Auel

Bantam, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.   Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to ...


A Painted House
John Grisham

Bantam, 2004

Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A ...


The Painted Word
Tom Wolfe

Picador, 2008

"America's nerviest journalist" ( Newsweek ) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" ( The Washington Post ) Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. This is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" ( San Francisco Chronicle ).


The Painted Veil
W. Somerset Maugham

Vintage, 2006

Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and learn how to ...


The Woman on the Painted Horse

Soul Mate Publishing, 2014

Alexandra Monroe is a slave smuggler, smuggling slaves north where they can live as free people. Her crime is sedition and her punishment, if caught, is death. The daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Montgomery, Alexandra lives a life not by her own accord, but a life she willingly accepts for her secret quest to save the lives of slaves. One afternoon, Alexandra comes face-to-face with handsome William Graysden. Although forbidden for ...


Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself (Smart About Art)
Margaret Frith

Grosset & Dunlap, 2003

Through original artwork by the renowned artist Tomie dePaola-a longtime aficionado of Frida Kahlo's work-as well as beautiful reproductions of Kahlo's paintings, this latest Smart About book explores the creative, imaginative world of Mexico's most celebrated female artist.


Painted Cities
Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski

McSweeney's, 2014

To those outside it, Pilsen is a vast barrio on the south side of Chicago. To Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, it is a world of violence and decay and beauty, of nuance and pure chance. It is a place where the smell of cooking frijoles is washed away by that of dead fish in the river, where vendettas are a daily routine, and where a fourteen-year-old immigrant might hold the ability bring people back from the dead. Simultaneously tough and tender, ...


The Painted Home by Dena: Patterns, Textures, and Colors for Inspired Living with 20 Projects and an Original ...
Dena Fishbein

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2012

Dena Fishbein believes that putting a paintbrush in someone’s hands opens up the imagination to a new world of color and design opportunities. The woman behind internationally acclaimed merchandise company Dena Designs shows how her hand-painted style combines vintage and traditional elements with a modern twist. Here she walks the reader through her own home, room by room, and discusses her inspirations and methods for encouraging creativity. ...


The Boy of the Painted Cave
Justen Denzel

Puffin, 1996

Tao is an outcast. Unlike the great hunters of his clan, Tao does not want to kill the wild bears or woolly mammoths of the hunt. Instead he wants only to paint them. But only Chosen Ones can be cave painters. What's more, Volt, the clan leader, violently despises Tao. And when the other clan members discover Tao's secret talent, they cast him out into the wilderness alone. There, he befriends a wild wolf dog named Ram, and the mysterious ...


Painted Applique: A New Approach
Linda M. Poole

American Quilters Society, 2013

Some designs are so lovely they deserve to be created in both appliqué and paint. Enhancing a quilt with surface embellishment is enticing and exciting, especially when the effect beautifully mimics another technique. Can't find the fabric you need? Create it with paint! This choice gives the quiltmaker unlimited flexibility in execution. Each of these 15 original design projects may be appliquéd, created with fabric paint, or may combine both ...


Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media
Sarah Ahearn Bellemare

Quarry Books, 2011



Painted House
John Grisham

ARROW (RAND), 2002

John Grisham our author becomes the storyteller in true fashion. This book centers around the rural farmland in Arkansas in 1952. All the normal comings and goings accelerate in front of our young boy Luke Chandler. From a brutal murder, to a fatherless baby being born, to a beautiful long woman igniting forbidden passions, the story grows and draws the reader captive.


The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Eric Carle

Philomel, 2011

A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's ...


The Widow's Painted Room: A Fidgett & Klein Mystery, 2014

Amateur sleuths Jeremiah Fidgett and Sanderson Klein attempt to aid in the investigation of a wealthy widow's disappearance, despite the lack of suspects and a run-in with Miss Adelaide Grace, spiritualist extraordinaire. Their first clue? Someone has painted over the missing woman's yellow wallpaper.



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