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Light on bone / Kathryn Lasky.

Lasky, Kathryn, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781954907041
  • ISBN: 1954907044
  • Physical Description: viii, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Norwalk, CT : Woodhall Press, ℗♭2022.

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Kathryn Lasky has written an exciting new adult amateur sleuth mystery set in New Mexico in the 1930s. The sleuth is Georgia O'Keefe, who actually did suffer a nervous breakdown in 1933 when her husband Alfred Stieglitz had a somewhat public affair, was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, and then traveled to the Ghost Ranch in New Mexico to paint. O'Keefe was approaching the peak of her fame and success, having just sold a painting for a record price. The narrative begins when she discovers the slain body of a priest in the desert. The plot includes several other murders, Georgia's burgeoning romance with the local sheriff, an international espionage plot involving Charles Lindbergh (who is staying at the ranch with his wife Anne), and lots of intricate twists and turns leading to a thoroughly unforeseen denouement. The strength of this story is how Lasky's elegant writing captures the emotional depth of this artist's turmoil and so stunningly reveals O'Keeffe's perception of the landscape that moves her to paint. It is not simply a who-dunnit mystery, but much more: It is a narrative of healing and resurrection of spirit.
Subject: O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 > Fiction.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
New Mexico > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Spy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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