Liz Whaley's Book Group: "The Last Nude" by Ellis Avery

"As erotic and powerful as the paintings that inspired it."--Emma Donoghue, author of Room

Paris, 1927. One day in July, a young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a coolly dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to support herself, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist, a dispossessed Saint Petersburg aristocrat with a murky past. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara's most iconic Jazz Age images, among them her most accomplished--and coveted--works of art. A season as the painter's muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons: Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice. And all the while, their romantic idyll is threatened by history's darkening tide. A tour de force of historical imagination,The Last Nude is about genius and craft, love and desire, regret and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance.

Just read the book and join us! All LWBG books are available for attendees at 20% off. No need to RSVP. Email us at info@waterstreetbooks.com for more information.  

Event date: 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00am to 3:15pm

Event address: 

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water
EXETER, NH 03833
The Last Nude Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594486470
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 31st, 2012