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The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer
Historical fiction

The Age of Light

Debut
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by Whitney Scharer

Quick take

Love, lust, and jealousy collide in this racy bohemian art world of 1930s Paris.

Good to know

  • Romance

  • Nonlinear timeline

  • Real-life characters

  • Salacious

Why I love it

The Age of Light had me at “a love affair between real-life photographers Lee Miller and Man Ray.” But when I learned it's also the story of a woman who moves beyond muse to artist, I all but threw myself at it and yelled, "Take my money!" I'm a sucker for a woman demanding to be heard.

When Lee Miller arrives in 1930s Paris, she's determined to put her successful modeling career behind her and g...

Synopsis

"I'd rather take a picture than be one," says Lee Miller after she arrives in Paris in 1929. Yearning for a different life and haunted by her past, Lee leaves behind a successful modeling career to pursue her dream of being an artist. She catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray, and though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to teach her photography as well. Man Ray is ...

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    February 2019