The Very Picture Of You

The Very Picture Of You

Book - 2011
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Commissioned to paint several portraits, including those of an older woman with a wartime secret, a politician with a confession to make, a discontented Frenchwomen, and her sister's fiancé, artist Ella Graham comes to realize that there is much more to a person's life than what can be seen on the surface. But as she works on her paintings, she finds that she is learning as much about herself as she is her portrait subjects.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2011.
Edition: 1st Canadian ed.
ISBN: 9781554688562
1554688566
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 22 cm.

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TraceyAggarwal
Apr 09, 2019

A light and quick read, a story I wanted to get back to. Perfect jet lag reading at 3am! Enjoyed it and will look out for other books by this author.

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JEbbett
Jun 08, 2018

Very enjoyable novel. Isabel Wolff puts a note of realism into her characters and the smaller side stories surrounding the "sitters" or people getting portraits painted were heartwarming and added depth to story.

lppires Aug 21, 2012

I read "Vintage Affair"first from the same author, and the 2 books are very similar in plot. After I got to the middle of "The Very Picture... "I almost gave up, as everything seemed very predictable, but if you are reading this author for the first time, you probably will enjoy. I was expecting more, so got a bit disappointed.

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jenco1
Jul 31, 2012

Loved this book! Great little secrets as the book unfolds!

sunny143 May 12, 2012

A nice story with likeable characters that was written in a conversational way. The ending was very transparent but I enjoyed it anyway.

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Adele_Jaunty
Jan 05, 2012

This novel is a quick, light read with a happy ending for all, but it is engaging all the way through. It has various personality traits that you will recognize or have encountered in people you know. Highly readable and entertaining.

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